In our continuing saga spotlighting CrossFitters who train outside the box, this week we take another peek into the home of CrossFit HQ’s Director of Training. Dave Castro leads filmmaker Sevan Matossian on a tour of his indoor and outdoor workout areas.
In Part 2, Castro shows off his outdoor equipment in his backyard. He has a pull-up structure from Rogue complete with a fat bar, low bar and high bar for various pull-ups. A rope, heavy bag and rings hang from the structure to provide more variety to his workouts. Castro has also accumulated some strongman gear, including atlas stones of various weights and a log.
“Some of the outdoor obstacles would be just making sure you have your area laid out and making sure that the equipment out here can handle it,” he says. From personal experience, Castro says that a barbell left out overnight will rust and that wooden rings are not weatherproof.
Everyone has favorite gear. To Castro, the stones are a great addition to his home gym.
“I love these things. These things are great. I use them all the time,” he says. “Any of this strongman stuff is super cool and just another way to pick stuff up and take stuff overhead, so I really enjoy training with this stuff.”
Additional reading: Smart Shopping for Your Home Gym by Matthew Hall, published Sept. 9, 2009.