• Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.
  • Login
    Login Login form

Gym Build

I’ve experienced working out alone and with partners over the years and I can say that working out with a partner wins hands down. At times working out alone has its benefits, but in the long run you’ll be happier if you get a partner and here is why.

 

  1. Because working out alone sucks: If you have ever tried to workout by yourself it’s fine for a while, maybe even a long while, but eventually you’ll start to wish someone was around. When the weights start talking back its time to find a partner.

  2. You need someone to motivate you: I am a self-starter and have all the motivation in the world, but if I have a partner there egging me on it pushes me to keep going, especially on those days I feel like vegging on the couch. I also am more likely to stick to working out if I know I’m accountable to someone else.
Last modified on Continue reading
in Gym Build 4274 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0


The overall cost of building a CrossFit garage gym depends on numerous factors.

Are you buying everything new, do you already have some equipment, are you building various pieces yourself, the list can go on and on. There is no way I can cover all the variables in one article, but I can give you a guide as to what it will cost you to get up and running with a fully functional CrossFit home gym with all NEW equipment. Should you already have various pieces of equipment or you plan on building your own, just subtract those costs from the total. Remember this is only a guide, prices vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and everything is subject to change. I have based my prices on individual items mainly from the Rogue fitness website. You can achieve substantial savings by purchasing most equipment in package deals.

Last modified on Continue reading
in Gym Build 41250 Comments
Rate this blog entry:

The ceiling height in your new CrossFit garage gym is very important. Unlike traditional workouts that you might be used to, CrossFit incorporates several exercises that require adequate ceiling clearance. From Barbell thrusters to Muscle ups you’ll run into issues if your ceiling is lacking the height you need. The higher the ceiling the better, but for most of us, were stuck with a less than ideal situation. Below is my simple guide to give you a visual representation of the height you’ll need for pull-ups and rings. I have based my measurements off of a 6’ tall person with a 7’ 3” reach to palms.  Please adjust my guide accordingly depending on your measurements.

Last modified on Continue reading
in Gym Build 53561 Comments
Rate this blog entry:

That is a tough question, and it really is up to a bunch of factors such as money, proximity to an affiliate in your area, your desire to self learn, your ability to motivate yourself, your handiness and space requirements. To help you in your decision-making, I’ve come up with a simple scoring system that should give you a direction to lean towards. Before I began my build I used a simple pros and cons list to come up with my decision, but this should be easier. Answer the questions honestly and you should get a pretty quick idea as whether you should build or join. Please add up your score below and use my scoring chart to guide your decision.


Please use the following scale 0 being the lowest and 10 the highest.

Last modified on Continue reading
in Gym Build 15120 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

If you’re just starting CrossFit and have no clue as to what equipment you’ll need for your garage/home gym this article will help. I have compiled a list that will get you up and running in no time. There are different thoughts on expenses needed for a CrossFit garage/home gym. Some people say to use the minimalist approach and use or build what you need with whatever you have at your disposal. Yet others suggest buying new. I think it is up to individual preference, your wallet and skill at building. I thought long and hard about it, looked at online instructions on how to build some of the stuff, but in the end I figured it was much easier and less time consuming to just buy what I needed off the shelf.

...
Last modified on Continue reading
in Gym Build 88774 Comments
Rate this blog entry:

    

Shop Now Rogue Fitness