Trunk Full of CrossFit

By Hilary Achauer

In The CrossFit Life

January 19, 2012

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Derik Ledesma turned the trunk of his Honda CRV into a mobile CrossFit gym—and still made room for his kids’ car seats. Hilary Achauer reports.

The most common places to do CrossFit are in an affiliate, a home gym or a Globo Gym. Derik Ledesma does CrossFit out of his car.

Here’s a standard equipment loadout that fits into Ledesma’s Honda CRV:

• Bumpers: four 45s, two 35s and two 15s
• Rogue bar
• 11-foot rope he braided himself
• Olympic-lifting shoes
• Chalk bucket
• Squat stand
• PVC pipe
• Jump rope
• 1.5-pood kettlebell
• 2 rubber pads to save his seats and for bumpers to land on instead of concrete
• Two toddler car seats.

What’s the most gear you've piled in your vehicle for a WOD? Post lists to comments!

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16 Comments on “Trunk Full of CrossFit”

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Great article! I also load up my car on weekends and go to empty parking lots or other out-of-the-way places for outdoor training. I bring most of the same things as Derik, with the addition of my rings and portable pull-up bar. All I need is a little open space and a nice overhanging thick tree branch and that's my weekend gym. Nothing beats outdoor training with your own gear!

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My CRV struts are already shot, and this is the 2nd set of them. I don't think I could load all that stuff. The most I take are rings and paralette bars. I took a duffle bag to the beach to fill for a sand wod. Inspiring article!

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Derik is a stud! I work out with him weekly and he is the one who got me into this addictive lifestyle called crossfit and one of the guys that pushes everyone around him to be better... Way to Rep CF402 Derik.

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Inspirational! NO EXCUSES Mobile Crossfit.

And to Andrew re: dufflebag beach sand WOD, brilliant.

I wish I could have all the time back that I invested in driving to my old globo gym and the associated nearly useless workouts.

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I have to one up Derik :) We train a group of badass fitness moms at our local park. We follow mainsite programming so I load up whatever the wod calls for to train 4-8ppl 3 days a week. The one up part is that this happens in my Toyota Yaris. Great work Derik and to all CrossFitters that make IT happen! No matter what 24/7...except for rest days :P CrossFit Worldwide BaBY!

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holy cow Danny! that poor Yaris! lol very nice training all those people. keep that stuff up and this is what crossfit is all about. no excuses and just do work!

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Daniel Gibson wrote …

In my 2000 jeep wrangler I always have a 45# kb, a 20# kb, jump rope, 3 sets of rings, a portable pullup bar, resistance bands, a chalk bucket, whatever else the daily wod calls for to train 3 guys on average, and the essentials 1 toddler carseat (soon to be 2) an umbrella stroller and a toolbox. In time I'll have a box opened up and can stop denting the inside of the jeep with loose rolling kb.

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brand new to crossfit where to start, where to fine workouts.
need help

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For the 31 heroes WOD on Sept 6th of 2011 my buddy and I loaded 4 bars, 800lbs+ of steel weights (no bumper plates at that time), a 30in and 24in box, 15ft climbing rope which we hung under a bridge, and 2 seabags (military duffle) with individual sandbags inside for the weighted run. It was an epic day in Northern Japan where you have to do what every you can to get the WOD in.

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I had a great opportunity to train a high school wrestling team last fall.. I was on transition leave while retiring from the Army. Every day starting in Sep, I would turn my home made box jumps upside down and fill them w/ my kettlebells. The training went great and all was well..

Safety Note: I realized at some point that I had hundreds of pounds of steel balls sitting behind me while traveling 40mph. If I got into any head on collision, it would be an unsurvivable accident. I don't travel with kettlebells anymore.

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Brandon Nugent wrote …

Seatbelt those kettlebells!

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What I used to take to work in my 02 Chevy Avalanche

2 Olympic Bars (Back seats were down)
Bumper set (45s,35s,25s,and 10s)
Metal Plates (10s, 5s, and 2.5s)
20 and 15 lbs homemade med balls
20" homemade plyo box
1 and 1.5 pood kettlebell
homemeade pvc paralettes
1 80 lbs duffel bag
Rings

and I think that about covers it, I never had to wait around at the gym!

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Just thought someone should mention that this should inspire the "Crossfit Trunk Monkey"

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Just thought someone should mention that this should inspire the "Crossfit Trunk Monkey"

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This article is awesome! It sounded so familiar to my wife & I. We are both Level 1 Certified Crossfit instructors, but we also teach bootcamp classes 3 days a week for those who haven't yet and some that have already entered the world of Crossfit. In the back of our Toyota Sienna minivan yo will find about 10 jump ropes, 20 mats, a 20 & 14# wall ball, several dumbbells and about 20 kettlebells ranging from 10# - 24kg. We love this stuff!!

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wrote …

This article is awesome! It sounded so familiar to my wife & I. We are both Level 1 Certified Crossfit instructors, but we also teach bootcamp classes 3 days a week for those who haven't yet and some that have already entered the world of Crossfit. In the back of our Toyota Sienna minivan yo will find about 10 jump ropes, 20 mats, a 20 & 14# wall ball, several dumbbells and about 20 kettlebells ranging from 10# - 24kg. We love this stuff!!

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