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 well does it hold up?
Great idea! Im also curious to see how well it holds up especially when deadlifting or doing trap work with it.
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.
Thick DB handles
Box for squats
Band attacment for deads
I'm sure Kiaran will come in here and post some o;f his creations.
Those thick dumbbells are a good idea. I will probably make some. Can you take a picture of your dip belt?
Last edited by Drew92; 06-24-2009 at 01:53 PM.
detard - how did you make those DB handles?
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.
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.
Heres a video from a long time ago of how they work.
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.
Last edited by Drew92; 06-27-2009 at 06:05 PM.
Famous, how did you secure the oly barbell ends to the wood? Pretty handy it weighs exactly 45 lbs.