December 12, 2011 By Gregor Winter 6 Comments If you don’t have the funds to get the Elite FTS Collegiate Power Rack check out this good looking homemade power rack built by a redditor. Update: Reader Chris Papas send in photos of his squat rack construction, which is based on the plan above. Lag screws (like those used to hold the support blocks) are extremely strong in that configuration. Stalkers may wish to track his every move via Twitter, Google+ or Facebook; everyone else is cordially invited to hop over to his online home. Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar - I love hearing how other people are training - get in touch.
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Over the years wea€™ve looked at the fitness industry from a number of angles - discussing the history, present approaches and potential future trends involved. When it comes to the last part - discussing potential future trends - things get a little, well, unusual.
On Straight to the Bar we talk a lot about air pollution, primarily from a gym-owner's perspective. Recommended Books & DVDs.Whenever I end up discussing strength-training with someone, the conversation typically turns into a bit of a Q&A session. It really does vary quite a bit; depending on goals, available space & equipment, budget and so on.


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Mike Gillette explains the various ways to put the gymnastic rings to work - progressively - in Rings of Power.
When it comes to body transformation - whether that's an increase in strength, packing on a bit of muscle or losing a bit of excess fat - this is the perfect place to start.
If you've ever watched a Bruce Lee film and marveled at his strength, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility or muscularity, this book should take pride of place in your collection. For a full list of what we're reading at the moment (training-related and otherwise), join us on Goodreads.
I don’t know how he does it, but Jeff will find yet another piece of equipment that he can make out of wood! We are living on a tight budget so it will probably take us about a year to gather everything we need, but in the meantime my husband is going to continue to come up with ingenious ideas that we want to share with ALL OF YOU! I’m turning this blog post over to the hubs for this post…so get excited for his step by step instructions on how to construct your own SQUAT RACK and PULL-UP BAR for your home gym! The nice this about this is you can use your creativity to make a squat rack that works best with your needs. This is so much easier than the other squat racks that i was going to make but then I saw this much simpler desgin I love it.
He said that he doesn’t have the time anymore to do everything and drop by to do weights. Let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are on these homemade squat racks. She is a lover of all things crafty with a special affinity for cooking, life hacks, party throwing, and interior decorating. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 33) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing computer guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation. And if you'd like to do some fitness writing yourself and submit your own piece, get in touch. Let us know how you get on, and feel free to share any photographs of what you bought or how it's being used. To welcome new community members, bring up new items to discuss and generally keep the conversations on track. If ita€™s an interest you share, or you just want to find out the types of things we think are likely, check out the posts tagged a€?Futurisma€™. In the 'Leave it in the Ground' newsletter we look at the topic far more broadly - the gradual move away from the use of fossil fuels. In addition to the conversations on here, in the Google+ Community, Twitter and so on are discussions on several other great fitness-focussed sites. If you'd like to suggest a site you've come across personally (or perhaps one that you run), drop us a line.


If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. If you've ever considered learning this incredible strength feat, the Card Tearing eBook is the perfect place to start. Unlike many other writings covering everything from Lee's training methods to nutrition, this book is based not on the recollections of people around him; but on Lee's own notes. And for a cut-down list showing only the ones we recommend, swing by the Recommended Books & DVDs page. Your own squat rack is a great cheap solution to build out those glutes.But please use it wisely! She lives in Austin, Texas where she's been settled since attending the University of Texas.
I only have two suggestions when it comes to the construction that would beef this rack up that much more for very little money. And if you'd like to add your comments and suggestions on the Gymchats in general, we'd love to hear them. My grandfather was a carpenter and I just admire people who can build anything without using any instructions.
I’m employed at a non-profit organization working with teens, and the gym is lacking in a squat rack. The two boards that are bolted on for support, the one that holds the bar and the other that goes underneath the support bar on the bottom. Since there are four lag screws in each support block, and there are two support blocks holding the bar, the screws themselves could support a bar weighing anywhere from 2,176 lbs to 3,456 lbs. If you’re also tired going to the gym and just want to do it at home, these homemade squat racks can help you out. We love doing cool DIY projects by making craft projects, home decor projects, upcycling ideas, recipes, tutorials and anything you can do yourself. I added a 1 inch pipe across the middle to use as a pull up bar and I hang rings from that so I can do dips. That’s why we created this site, we want people to be more in touch with their creative side and realize that there’s a lot of things that they can do themselves. Run the 2×4 the entire distance between both boards the bottom board then up to the bottom of the support brace. We’d love to hear from you and create a community of DIY enthusiasts where any project is just a click away.
If you do this, you will have constructed this similar to the way they build headers in houses.




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