DIY Home Gym Workout Room For Climbing, Crossfit & Gymnastics

DIY Home Gym Workout Room For Climbing, Crossfit & Gymnastics

So this is a tour of our workout room.
It’s a totally do it yourself kind of hybrid a lot of climbing stuff but also
a little bit crossfit stuff. We got tired of going to the gym that wasn’t really paying the gym
membership so we didn’t like so much but just a whole idea like needing to go
somewhere to exercise the one of the first things that built with the simple
set of climbing rocks and functions are like a hang board but with multiple
holds and these are just at rocks that i actually bought on eBay I’m I got a box of these and I set them
up here and as you can see this is just a piece of plywood and then there’s a
little bit of space back behind here so you can actually get to the little
bracket that these bolts me to screw in that after building the rock hang board I went ahead and built this big ol
pegboard I built this guy with a single sheet of plywood I ripped the long way and then a double
over on itself so it’s it’s double thickness plywood and then there’s a
backer piece of really thin plywood on the back and I just drill those holes
out by hand and made these pegs with an oak dowel rod and then just kind of sanded
them down on the ends make them fit in the holes whoo on the pegboard it made sense to
actually hang a hang board and I picked this up on amazon you know there’s a bunch of different
hand boards and basically what it is is just a climbing tool and you know
they’re big rips up here and then smaller fingertips here and you can
actually hang via friction from the top then this is the climbing wall you can
see that it’s a little bit narrow I just had to sort of figure out a way
to fit this in the room and I had this the beam up here so i went with the
slope of that beam these are more of those holds that
showed you on the rock wall kind of big ol hole and I have some little holds
that i bought on also on ebay these guys want to really test you just
very very small holds and then up at the top of the climbing wall after a year or
two I actually added a bar and this is just a safety like shower bar it actually does two things one is that
you can kind of reach it get up here at the top and do if you
pull ups off the top or you can top rope off it and then over here we’ve got a
punching bag and the other side we’ve got the rope lines really nothing more
than some rope with knots in it and then a bunch of dowel rods that have a hole
drilled on either end and what it allows you to do is more sort of dynamic upper
body work so you know as you’re moving up it the
rope ladder is moving and swinging and you never kind of fix like a fixed bar
and i love that you can also take off a lot of weight with your feet so you can get your feet on there and
take up some way to climate and the rope ladder as you can see kind of goes up
into the loft and then anchors up on the ceiling so you end up pretty high at so
then i saw on fine bunch of people and with what I
call the atomic holes and so I made a couple of these guys and these are just
baseball’s as you can see with an eye bolt that goes through him drill hole in
the baseball put the eye bolt through and connected to some kind of webbing
and we have been here in the middle of the loft and I’ve got a set of these
that are baseball size and asset that our softball sized they started require
you when you’re doing pull-ups instead of holding like this to actually reach
over the top to do some good for on stuff all right now i’m currently hanging here
red mare right in the middle of the room is this I do it yourself dream machine and this
is kind of cool normally I just have a regular set of
gymnastics rings hanging right here but this dream machine what you do is you harness yourself in
and the ropes actually go to a couple of pulleys and it allows you to sort of i
go through the motions of some muscle ups and other gymnastic work like the
Iron Cross and the one-armed iron cross the dream machine is cool it’s right
here in the middle and i’ll probably end up putting back my regular gymnastics
rings just because they’re great and I love him and then similar to the rope
ladder this dream machine just that hangs all
the way up there from the top beams you know I resisted the idea of buying
special hooks or bolts or anything like that so those are just a couple of
pieces of wood that’s actually an old shovel handle a couple pieces of a
shovel handle screwed into those two by fours up top and that’s the connection
for the dream machine and the gymnastic rings that hang right down here and then
right next to those gymnastics rings you can see I’ve got a rope hanging in and once again I didn’t go to any big
expense to hang it I just got a piece of pipe and bolted it to the ceiling with
some big ol deck screws at the climbing rope has just been awesome in addition to climbing it there’s just
so much other work you can do so I’m not the only one who sometimes does like
partial hangs switching from hand to hand and things like that and it should
go without saying that the climbing rope is really fun to swing on whoa so it was actually the first thing I
ever put in this loft was a chin-up bar and then I i started like the within
minutes I replace it with this one and this is just black pipe that i bought at
a home depot and you can see i just got a couple elbows and bolted it again with
big ol deck screws into the wall here i put a piece of plywood down first so i
want you to wreck the drywall too badly I’m sure the drive was a little messed
up we do have a traditional chin up bar here in the doorway not only can you just do straight up
chin-ups on it but since that wall is over there you can actually go and put
your feet on that wall and I’m do upright rows will have a little
collection of weights and some do-it-yourself weights these are both basketballs filled with
sand we just cut a hole in those filled with sand and duct tape them up and
those are awesome for throwing up against the pegboard there’s an ab roller there that somebody
sent me that I do tend to use and it’s pretty awesome and a few kettlebells so the room was really coming together
and i still didn’t have a way to do dips I was doing them on two chairs and I
just didn’t like that so I put together this setup that will show you kind of
hidden back in this bookcase I got a couple pieces of pipe again at
home depot this is fence post pipe and it was cheap one big old piece of it
didn’t cost me too much and cut these off and i just put a few rackets back inside my shelf here this this end
up being one of the best things in the whole workout room it not only works as a dip set up but
you can also do some your ab work and my wife likes to just use a single bar and
she’ll do some rolling on this and come down and I just take them out i’m not
using them so that nobody runs into him and then a couple of things we got that
are more climbing related this is a big old crash pad and I tend
to put underneath the climbing wall especially if one of the kids is up
there climbing on that guys don’t hurt themselves and then I usually keep para
climbing shoes at the handy I always climb the rope with these guys
and obviously the climbing wall when i’m using my feet and I’ve got a bunch of
grip strength tools here I did not buy these people send me these
to review so I’m not some kind of grip strength
order so that is the full tour of the workout room whatever space you have you do your own
thing and we obviously just did everything here to make it fit with the
space and the high ceiling and all the stuff that we have and the kind of
exercise we want to do so you know a lot of people they’re building big squat
racks and powerlifting racks like do it up if you liked the video give it a
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99 Replies to “DIY Home Gym Workout Room For Climbing, Crossfit & Gymnastics”

  1. I think it would be awesome to add pulleys and make the dream machine selectorized, so you could do skills training/conditioning sets/supersets/circuits with 25%, 50% or 75% bodyweight. 😀

    And what type of doorway pull up bar is that? Looks so strong and minimalist.

  2. You really thought outside the box on some of those items. Awesome stuff! It really got me thinking about repurposing some of my own items to save from spending cash on workout equipment.

  3. Great setup, all your fastenings don't look great, can you attach the screws into the side of the beams for better hold? Cheers Wayne.

  4. how big is the space? I would love to set something like this up in my work shed, but not sure if have room.

  5. Awesome set-up, sir! Definitely gives me ideas for more pieces of apparatus I can make for my own workouts!

  6. Amazing workout room 😀 I love how you have created so many workout options on so little space 😀 Just Amazing 😀

  7. You can top-rope off it… wouldnt wanna take a 4 foot boulder fall. Just messing around awesome setup brotha

  8. crosfit is one of the stupidest things ever if you are serious about working out do calisthenics that will build real muscle

  9. This is just what I was looking for. Wanted to make something like this in the woods in my backyard since I currently live at my parents… I'm an Exercise Physiology student, and am told all the time how great weight training is, but we never discuss how great body weight workouts are. I believe it is what we are born to do, and if we excel in that then we can excel at everything. I only do body weight exercises and only eat a plant based diet, and people are surprised by that. I look and feel great doing this, and it is great seeing someone else who is too!

  10. I love it! One of the few things I miss about living in a house-house instead of my RV is not having my own home gym. Lucky I get a lot of exercise hiking and wraslin my dogs down the trails lol

  11. I with some other guys built something like this back in the 70's in a normal sized barn that was part of my ranch, those things you bought to grab hold of for your hands we made those out of oak, I told everyone how to build and we built as no one really knew but me, I put a 500Ibs squat rack in as we never really worked our legs real hard, you do have a really nice set up there and we used the same type of equipment you have except we had the height of a barn to climb to and would have races straight up. I do wish i still had the ranch but life happens, now I mainly climb trees with ropes but I have a very messed up back from a few bad car accidents, on disability, my back feels better some times from the climbs I do but I have to be far more careful. I do love your stuff.

  12. Video about adding a corner pull-up bar to the room is here: … Video about getting my first muscle up in this home gym, at age 47, is here:

  13. Your pulling strength seems to be outstanding and yet no significant amount of muscle to show for it. Why is it so? BTW, I am jealous of your home gym. Great work.

  14. thanks for the tips.. i have a welding shop with a small man cave in the back and on the wall i just put up some grip training stuff.. basically round stock with a flat piece on the hemisphere to make it only grabbable by the finger tips and some hanging chain and really just anything i thought would be hard to hold onto.. working good but i really like the ball on a rope idea and the rope to climb.. thanks man

  15. This is sick. I live in an apartment and would love to hang some rings or ninja holds from the ceiling. There is also a drop-down part of the ceiling through which the air duct runs, similar to where you have your five rock climbing holds at the beginning of the video. Would be sweet to have a peg board there!

    What does one need to know to install all this stuff without compromising structural integrity?

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