So I finally scraped some dough together and got a new home gym filled with CrossFit equipment. I went with a squat rack with pull-up bar, olympic bar, and 160 lbs in bumper plates. I’m local to the folks at Rep Fitness so it was easy to just go by and pick up the stuff I needed.
So far, I love it. The rack I got is called the Catapult rack and even with the 2×2″ tubing it’s super-solid. The bar has a great feel to it and the sleeves spin well enough to do some Oly lifting. The plates I got were awesome–very low bounce and fit well on the bar.
I feel like this will let me workout a lot more frequently because it’s so tough to make it to the classes at my local CrossFit gym because it conflicts with my work schedule. I ‘could’ go to their 7am class, but I really like working out in the early evening after I’ve had some dinner. This is going to let me do that, plus saves a ton of time commuting to the gym and money on monthly dues.