Time to highlight another useful piece of equipment. Staircase Pulling Blocks You have probably seen them in Russian or Asian weightlifting videos (or if you are lucky your gym already has those). Update 15.08.2015: Here are (rough) measurements of the one they use in the Chekhov training base.
Matt Wichlinski shows a simple DIY mobility tool. If you have tried to mobilize your anterior shoulder, pecs or the area around your collar-bone you’ve probably experienced how awkward it is when you do it with a lacrosse ball against a wall. The Simple Solution: Lacrosse Ball glued onto a pipe = Magic Wand Give it a […]
Here is another homemade wooden squat rack. (note: in the photo above the metal sheets to reinforce the joints aren’t on yet) This one was built by redditor Mr Friz and cost approximately $50 US. See his thread on reddit here. Now before some of you say “OMG this will break when I curl 200kg in […]
Time to highlight an awesome piece of DIY equipment.
I was looking for DIY squat stands ideas recently. One particular model stood out – the car rim squat stands. They seem to be used in gyms across the world. Do you know of other DIY squat stands? Share them in the comments. The simpler the better. Here is Manolo Campos using them.
Redditor poscaps shows how he built his homemade dragging sled. It was about $50 USD. It would’ve been cheaper had he already had any of the scrap around. The flange and pipe were the most expensive single pieces at almost $20 for the pair. First I was skeptical about how the wood would perform on […]
Ben Claridad, who already showed you how to make cheap lifting straps, shows you how to make your own sleeveless gym shirt. Is it allowed to wear these if you have smaller guns than Ben? I hope so! Update: Video with a little more detail.
Weekend Project: Build your own dragging sled. I have seen people dragging tires or even just bare plates. Share other options in the comments. Here is a nice option if you or your neighbor has an old wheelbarrow laying around.
Ben Claridad shows you how he makes lifting straps. Material: rock climbing webbing, ~1.5 ft / strap ($.36 / ft.) These will never rip apart. They are good for at least 18kN of force. Athletic tape the ends and you’re good to go. I would rather work security for a Limp Bizkit reunion tour (all 48 […]