Garage Gym of the Week: Iron Dan

What’s your name? Iron Dan

How old are you? 27

Do you have an Instagram handle or website?, @wodderbro

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Nerd with a hankering for hardcore wods

How would you describe your training style? I do Crossfit mostly. I follow Built by Bergeron for his programming, and come up with Metcons from different sites.

How would you describe your fitness/strength level, currently? I'm shedding fat and gaining muscle right now. I guess level wise I'm a beginner to intermediate kind of dude.

What are your fitness/strength goals? Get to the Crossfit Games. Be able to keep up with my kids and grandkids when I'm old.

Describe your garage gym. FringeSport Pullup Bar and Squat Rack. Skierg. Fringe Box Jump. Rogue Bumper Plates. Fringe Kettlebells. Jump Rope. Barbell.

Who works out in your garage gym? Mostly me. I have invited a couple of dudes over, but they haven't come back after the wods I've put them through...

Why did you build a garage gym? Paying for a Crossfit membership builds up over time. When I did the calculations, it's more cost effective in the long run to build up my own garage gym. Also, I can set my own schedule, and do workouts specifically curtailed to me.

What’s your favorite piece of equipment in your garage?  Skierg.

What piece of equipment was a waste? TRX straps. Totally worthless.

What’s the next piece of equipment you’re going to get? A GHD and Gymnastics Rings.

Any dream piece of equipment? Probably a rower.

How did you build your garage gym? Took a couple of years. I started doing garage wods with just body weight. I didn't have any equipment. Then, I waited for black friday when everyone was having their sales and strategically purchased bumper plates and ketllebells. That at least got me through until I could buy some more substantial equipment. I have found that people dump weights on craigslist after black friday and in March. I guess people are buying new weights in November, and everyone is breaking their resolutions by March.

Do you have any tips for anyone else looking to build a garage gym? It can take time to build up your garage gym. Also, assault bikes can be found on craigslist for dirt cheap. Buy a decent bar. Be patient.

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