In our continuing saga spotlighting CrossFitters who train outside the box, this week we take a peek into the home of CrossFit HQ’s Director of Training. Dave Castro leads filmmaker Sevan Matossian on an tour of his very own garage gym.
In Part 1, Castro introduces us to the key elements of his gym, including the flooring and racks, plates and barbells, GHD and reverse-hyper machines, jump ropes and kettlebells, pull-up bar and rings, and even a mini rope for short climbs. Basically, you name it and he’s got it.
Castro explains the trial-and-error processes that led him to choose some of his gym’s features. The flooring prevents slipping on the concrete during split snatches, and diamond plating protects the base of the walls from bars bouncing into them.
“The thing is with my gym I like to have everything in its place, and everything’s here for a reason,” Castro says.
Additional reading: Smart Shopping for Your Home Gym by Matthew Hall, published Sept. 9, 2009.