There seems to be a pattern amongst the most successful strength athletes globally. Whether in strongman, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, or CrossFit, many of the most decorated athletes in the strength game bring the strength to them via a garage gym or home gym.
The reigning Fittest Man on Earth®, Justin Medeiros, appeared on Rogue Fitness‘ YouTube channel to offer a tour of his newly configured garage gym in Boise, ID. It features a variety of cardio equipment, a freshly installed lat pulldown machine, a squat rack with his name engraved on it, and a slough of dumbbells that range from five to 125 pounds. Check it out below:
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Inside the Madeiros Gym
The 2021 CrossFit Games champ opens the tour outside the actual garage, where the driveway is covered in floor mats, presumably for outdoor barbell work when the weather permits. The gym’s entrance, which supports an American flag on its face, has a rig outfitted with gymnastic rings and a rope for climbs.
The lat pulldown machine is in the back left corner of Medeiros’ garage gym. Adjacent to it is Medeiros’ branded squat rack, which houses a weight bench. Next to that is a bevy of dumbbells supported by a homemade frame. Medeiros admits it took him three times as long to construct the dumbbell rack as it should, but at the end of the day, it’s intact and houses a row of bumper plates, kettlebells, and boxes of lifting chalk.
Above the dumbbell rack is a gigantic whiteboard covering half the wall, with the scribblings of Medeiros’ programming. Moving closer to the entrance, Medeiros encounters his cardio equipment, including an Echo Bike®, an Assault Bike®, and an Assault AirRunner®. Across the room is a rowing machine propped up next to a ski erg.
In front of those is Medeiros’ GHD machine. At its foot is are 100 and 150-pound sandbags with a flock of resistance bands dangling above them. Leaning in the front left corner of the garage is a tree of barbells, though Medeiros primarily uses the Rogue bar for his strength sessions and barbell cycling workouts.
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Rounding out the gym are several jump ropes hanging from the wall above baskets filled with ab mats, an ab roller, Fat Gripz, and a hand, forearm, and shoulder trainer called a Fiity Spinner that Medeiros was inspired to acquire off of Five-Time CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser‘s recommendation.
Regarding Fraser, Medeiros building out his garage gym is similar to what Fraser did during his time atop the sport. Fraser’s garage gym was loaded with unique items. Since his retirement, though, Fraser leveled up with a new home gym that’s reminiscent of a CrossFit box.
Since Medeiros won the 2021 CrossFit Games, he continued his winning streak at the 2021 Rogue Invitational. With his newly outfitted garage gym, we can likely expect another big season from the Fittest Man on Earth® when the 2022 CrossFit Open kicks off on Feb. 24, 2022.
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