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Converting Your Garage to a Workout Worthy Facility & Ready to Go Workouts

Posted Jul 05 2010 9:53pm

Apologies now, for a lack of a before photo, but, I have been working hard to convert my garage to use able space!

A few years back, (2008) I posted about changing my garage to be cycling ready…however, new years, new bikes, and more kids create more stuff in the garage to be moved around!

2 years ago, my sole focus was either cycling or running and as you can see there was VERY little room to move around.

And, now, as you can see, we have the same number {if not more} bikes in our garage, but, we now have space to move around!

The most vital piece of equipment you can use for your home gym is your body weight! There are thousands of exercises and workouts you can do using only your weight. If you want to get technical, you can buy a jump rope, a PVC pipe (for the kids) and a yoga mat.

Today’s Workout was simply 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 of both jump rope and sit-ups.  On jump rope, the requirement is to do Double Unders but if you can’t do those, then just double the number of jumps and do single unders.

Another Idea (from CrossFit CDR ) is to do a Tabata Style workout of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds of rest. Each exercise should get a total of 8 intervals. Squats, Flutterkicks, Tricep Dips and Push-ups is one example.


Click here for more ideas on body weight exercises and workouts you can do at home. I will plan on posting more about creating a home gym and the equipment required on a budget.

New Post on Read Breathe Today: A Family Style Workout!

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