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.
How to Build a (Really Solid) Weightlifting Platform
Here is how you build a weightlifting platform that could also function as the foundation of a skyscraper. Actually this design looks a lot like what they used in the Chekhov training hall as well.
Hookgrip Barbell Review
Hookgrip took a closer look at various barbells manufacturers. They looked at: Eleiko, ZKC, Werksan, Rogue and Again Faster weight deviation bar whip spin PS: I am currently in Lima for youth worlds. Most updates here and on Facebook/Twitter during that time (till later next week) will be provided by Phil and Anton.
Magic Wand: Lacrosse Ball on PVC Pipe Mobility Tool
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 […]
DIY Wooden Squat Rack
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 […]
Acupressure Mat Review
Dmitry recently uploaded a video in which he uses an acupressure mat on his back and calves. Since I have never seen this thing used before I bit and bought me one for 15 bucks of amazon. Dmitry said about it, that: it acts as an irritant/stimulant, making the body pump hot blood, along with adrenaline, to […]
DIY Yoke Squat Stand
Time to highlight an awesome piece of DIY equipment.
DIY Car Rim Squat Stands
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.
Homemade Squat & Bench Rack Construction Plan
Suepahfly on reddit shared his construction plan for a nice pair of multipurpose squat stands. Comes with adjustable safety stands to rescue you on your squat and bench adventures. These would be just what I need. Perfect for if you have not enough room for a full rack. Make this a Kickstarter project!
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