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Transform Your Body At Home By Building Your Own Crossfit Gym

Updated on February 17, 2012

After making the decision to start working towards a body transformation, you might want to consider the possibility of setting up your own Crossfit home gym. Crossfit style of workouts are incredibly popular right now and are going to challenge your body in a number of new and innovative ways.

Best of all, Crossfit workouts will increase your strength, boost your cardiovascular endurance, and improve your speed and power as well, touching upon all elements of a well-structured workout program.

Transform your Body with Crossfit

So this said, what should you do to build your own Crossfit home gym? If you’re too busy to spend time driving back and forth to a commercial gym, a home gym is the ideal option.

To ensure that you build one that’s most perfect for you, ask yourself these few key questions.

What’s Your Budget?

The very first question that you need to ask yourself is what your budget happens to be for building this Crossfit home gym. If you have a tighter budget and can’t afford to spend too much, you can create very cost effective Crossfit workouts simply by using a few resistance bands, a skipping rope, a set of adjustable dumbbells, and a pull-up bar.

If you have more money to spend on your Crossfit home gym, then you may also want to look into purchasing kettlebells, barbells, a workout bench, a sit-up bench, as well as check out the exercise bikes that are available for cardio training purposes.

This will expand on the number of options for your Crossfit home gym sessions and give plenty of variety to reduce the chances of boredom.

How Much Space Do You Have Available?

Next, also consider how much space you have available. This is going to dictate the type of equipment you can purchase as well.

If you don’t have much space for a Crossfit home gym, resistance bands tend to work incredibly well since they can be stashed in a dresser drawer when not in use.

Barbells, workout benches, and exercise bikes will all take up more room, so you need to have the space available. This is where Crossfit garage gyms tend to be helpful. Garage gyms provide a much more open area to work with, so will accommodate to these better.

Kettlebell for Crossfit Trainning
Kettlebell for Crossfit Trainning | Source

What Are Your Primary Goals?

Another thing to take into account is what your goals are with this Crossfit workout program. Are you mostly looking to boost your strength level? Or do you want the Crossfit sessions to be working on your endurance capacity as well?

Are you strictly looking for fat loss from your home gym sessions or are you seeking muscle building results so that you can completely transform your body?

Whichever goal you have, you need to get the appropriate pieces of equipment to create Crossfit workouts that are conducive to that goal.

For example, if you are seeking fat loss from your Crossfit sessions, you’ll want to make sure you have some mode of cardio training added to the mix. Whether it’s simply performing burpees or mountain climbers on the spot or you want to do sprints on an exercise bike, this added interval needs to be in place.

If it’s not, you won’t progress as you had hoped.

If strength is the name of your game, then create your Crossfit workouts using plenty of heavy weight. Perform kettlebell exercises along with plenty of dumbbell and barbell based movements as well.

So there you have the key questions to ask yourself as you come up with your very own Crossfit workout programs. Build a home gym and you can get fit whenever it’s convenient for you.


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    • debbie roberts profile image

      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      You've made some good suggestions for creating a home gym, it needed be too expensive either as it can be built up slowly.

      An interesting hub and thanks for sharing.