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    Homemade equipment

    This is my homemade dip station. It has a adjustable widths. It sits on top of the saftey bars. So it is also has an ajustable height.



    This is an attachment to turn it into a trap bar. The bar ends were off of a bent bar.



    I though I would share this with everyone. If anyone else has some homemade equipment post it up.

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    thats interesting.
    how well does it hold up?

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    Great idea! Im also curious to see how well it holds up especially when deadlifting or doing trap work with it.

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    I got a couple things. Home made thick handle DB's, 2 platforms, bench safety racks, and dip belt, box for squats, t-bar row attachment, then a few small things like band pegs...etc. I'm currently in the process of modifying my power rack. (you can see the pic of my bench safeties in the boards pic)

    Heres a couple pics.

    Lifting platform


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    Squat platform


    Thick DB handles


    Box for squats


    T-bar attachment


    Band attacment for deads



    I'm sure Kiaran will come in here and post some o;f his creations.
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    Those thick dumbbells are a good idea. I will probably make some. Can you take a picture of your dip belt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    thats interesting.
    how well does it hold up?
    Well for dips its really strong. It held my 265lbs brother no problem. As for the trap bar the holes holding the bar ends are 2 1/8 inches in diameter. That was the only size drill bit I had. If they were 2 inches perfectly it would be better. I might add sum bracing just to make sure it will last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by famous636 View Post
    This is my homemade dip station. It has a adjustable widths. It sits on top of the saftey bars. So it is also has an ajustable height.

    This is an attachment to turn it into a trap bar. The bar ends were off of a bent bar.

    I though I would share this with everyone. If anyone else has some homemade equipment post it up.
    How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buy Home Gyms View Post
    How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.
    No the hole I cut out was 2 1/8 inches in diameter so it was loose. If it was a perfect 2 inch hole it would be straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buy Home Gyms View Post
    How did you bend the barbell that you made the trap bar out of? Was that from lifting? I have never heard of that happening before.
    You've never heard of someone bending a bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    You've never heard of someone bending a bar?
    He's a spammer - check his profile

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    detard - how did you make those DB handles?

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    I got two pieces of 2'' pipe cut to ~20'' long. Then I used hockey tape to make a collar by using the old dangle and spin method for taping the butt of a stick, then I just wrapped the grip with hockey tape. Cost me $6.
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    could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
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    could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.
    Looks like some sort of wall hook you could buy at a Home Depot.

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    I've seen the big garage hooks screwed into the platform work well for band attachments. You can also use trap door pulls from the hardware store. I liked those becuase they flipped down when not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
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    could you provide a better discription of the band attachment for your deadlift platform.
    Theyre actually meant to be bolted to a dock so a boat can tie its rope to it. I just bolted it to the side of my platform. Just loop one side, pull it over the sleeve, then loop it on the other side. Its good too because you can just pull the band off when you want to load more plates.

    Heres a video from a long time ago of how they work.

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    Well the old one was slapped together with a few screws and nails. So I built a new one with bolts and lag screws. I got a new drill bit that is 2 inches which made it more strudy. By the way I weighed the dip/trap bar and its right at 45 pounds. It only cost about $15 bucks to make it. Granted you have an old/bent olympic bar and pipeing laying around.



    I wanted to build an atlas stone, but my dad said no way. So I got some sand bags. I just ducted taped two together it seems like it will last. It weighs 90lbs. I'll see how the first work out goes and increase weight as needed. This as well only cost about $15.

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    Famous, how did you secure the oly barbell ends to the wood? Pretty handy it weighs exactly 45 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killxswitch View Post
    Famous, how did you secure the oly barbell ends to the wood? Pretty handy it weighs exactly 45 lbs.
    I drilled a two inch hole in three boards and put the bar in them. I actually had to hit them for like 5 minutes with a hammer to get it in there.

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