If you want to set up a home or garage CrossFit gym quickly, efficiently and at a great price, choosing one of the best CrossFit packages in 2020 is the way to go.
CrossFit gym bundles are a fast way to take your home gym to the next level at the best price available.
That’s why today, after some extensive research, I rounded up the 9 best CrossFit packages available in 2020.
I review each CrossFit home gym package, and show you what to look out for before you choose the right package bundle for your gym.
- TOP 9 CrossFit Home Gym Packages for 2020
- Fringe Sport 1 Person Garage Gym Starter Package
- Fringe Sport Bar + Color Competition Bumper Sets
- Fringe Sport Boot Camp Essentials Package
- Rep Fitness 2K Gym Package
- Rep Fitness GP-2 Garage Package
- Rogue Warrior CrossFit Package
- Rogue Alpha CrossFit Package
- Rogue Bravo CrossFit Package
- Rogue Socal Complete CrossFitter Package
- New to CrossFit?
- Best Equipment for the Ideal CrossFit Gym at Home
- How do You Choose the Right CrossFit Package for You?
- That’s a Wrap
TOP 9 CrossFit Home Gym Packages for 2020
New to CrossFit?
If you are new to CrossFit, remember, we were all there once. I know what it’s like your first day, your first month and even what it’s like before you first step through the doors of the box.
Get an idea of what your first day will be like, and some great tips for beginners in this beginners guide to CrossFit I wrote just for folks like you.
Can You do CrossFit from Home?
Absolutely, and many people do!
A home or garage CrossFit gym is common, even some people who go to a CrossFit gym keep a gym at home to work out when they can’t get to the box.
If you are looking for some great CrossFit workouts, check out my collection of best CrossFit workouts to do from home. There are several workouts there that use little to no equipment so you can get started today.
Keep in mind…
The CrossFit WOD is always posted to the CrossFit.com website so you can access that every day too. It’s a great resource.
Best Equipment for the Ideal CrossFit Gym at Home
Barbell and Bumper Plates
IMO, a barbell and bumper plate set is essential CrossFit gym equipment.
Check out the best barbells and best Olympic weight sets here.
Don’t forget to grab a set of CrossFit Friendly bumper plates.
Want to know more about how to choose the best bumper plate? Then keep reading!
What is the Most Valuable Piece of Equipment in a CrossFit Gym?
The barbell affects every lift. Not all Olympic barbells are created equal.
The one thing you don’t want to be stingy with is the barbell.
Consider factors like:
- knurl texture
- the warranty
The CrossFit Barbell
Since CrossFit incorporates different lifts, crossfitters usually want a multipurpose bar with no center knurling. This bar will have dual markings, a bare center, decent knurl, good whip and be paired with barbell collars that don’t ride or slide when dropped.
As I said earlier, most CrossFit Boxes use bumper plates instead of standard weight plates so the barbell can be dropped when the athlete is lifting to failure, or trying to achieve a new PR.
I am not going to get into the ins and outs of barbells here, but if you want a detailed look at the differences between barbells for CrossFit and barbells for other sports like weight lifting or powerlifting, I wrote about that here.
Why Bumper Plates?
Bumper plates are rubber coated weight plates, sometimes color-coded so you can easily identify the weight.
They have a uniform diameter, but vary in thickness. So why are they used in CrossFit instead of normal iron weight plates?
Because CrossFitters are known for lifting to their max, to failure, and then dropping the weights.
The uniform diameter and rubber coating cause less destruction to the floor, barbell and plates themselves, not to mention less noise than dropping standard plates.
Standard Oly bars and plates can get bent or warped from being dropped, so don’t drop those.
Use bumper plates if you drop the weights.
What if I want to Incorporate Weight Lifting in My CrossFit Routine?
If you are considering incorporating standard weight lifting as an addition to your CrossFit routine, take a look at this guide I created that shows you the best weight lifting equipment for home.
I highly encourage anybody who is building a weight lifting gym, including a CrossFit gym, to install a rack or cage for safety purposes.
A rack or cage can save you if you fail a lift. It can also add variety, increase the number of exercises you can do, and provides a built-in pull up bar.
I personally think a rack or cage makes a home gym look more complete and professional as well, making it a place you are proud of and want to spend time in.
CrossFit Accessory Items
This list of items will make your CrossFit gym complete:
The list of potential CrossFit accessories is as long as the Mississippi river, but this shorter list is more readable, and covers the basics.
If you want to see more check out this list of essential CrossFit equipment for home or garage gym so you do not miss any critical CrossFit equipment in your home box.
CrossFit Cardio Option
Every CrossFit gym needs a cardio option.
That’s what the Metcon is all about, right? While you can certainly do cardio without expensive equipment, it’s nice to have a “go-to” piece like an air bike or rower to make planning the workout easy.
I also LOVE the air bike and rower because they kick your butt in no time flat, meaning they torch calories fast as they chew you up and spit you out. I recommend using them at the end of your workout.
How do You Choose the Right CrossFit Package for You?
CrossFit Gym Budget
The best CrossFit packages run anywhere from the 500 to 600 dollar range for a quality barbell set to up to 3500 for a full gym setup with a rower and all.
Is it Worth it to Buy Items on Package?
Yes. You can get discounts of anywhere from 10 to 25 percent on items you purchase as a package, so those savings alone make it worth it to buy a CrossFit package.
Also, consider this!
You save money on shipping when you buy a package bundle vs buying items individually. Some CrossFit equipment is heavy, and shipping costs can be high, so bundling the shipment together saves a significant amount of money.
On a Budget?
I have a few resources here for folks who are trying to stay fit from home but have a tight budget.
This article is about how you can build your own home gym on the cheap. It has some DIY ideas and some ideas on where you can save money. Find out how to build your home gym on a budget.
Another way to save money and space is to buy an all in one home gym. Some all-in-one gyms fold up and can be stored under the bed. See the best all-in-one home gyms here.
How Much Space do You Need for a CrossFit Gym?
Whether you are working with an entire room, a corner of the garage, or you need to set up in your bedroom, there is a CrossFit gym package that fits your space.
If you have just a part of the garage, look for a folding rack you can stow away when you need to park the car in the garage.
If you are really limited with space, a simple barbell set, like the Rogue SoCal Econ set, may be just enough.
What Equipment Do You Have Already?
If you have been creating a CrossFit or Functional Fitness gym for a while, a simple barbell upgrade may be the only thing you need.
The Rogue Delta CrossFit package bar and bumper plate set offers the Ohio bar, 160 lbs of bumper plates, Rogues locking collars and a few CrossFit extras.
If you already have a barbell set, you can use your existing bumper plates with the 160 lbs included in this package and have quite a nice setup.
Want more tips for designing the perfect home gym? Check out these home gym planners and start designing your CrossFit gym layout today!
That’s a Wrap
So that’s what you need to know before choosing the best CrossFit home gym package.
If you have more to spend, I really think you should consider a package with a power rack, like the Rep Fitness 2K Gym Package.
Power racks are much safer to lift in and give your gym a professional look. A sharp-looking, well-outfitted gym is one you will enjoy working out in and feel proud to own, making it a great investment.
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