CROSSFIT-LIKE EXERCISES AND
HOMEMADE GYM EQUIPMENT
One day (my freshman year in college) I was walking home from class and took a shortcut that happened to take me right by a welding shop. I noticed that there was a big pile of very heavy, rusty, steel plates behind a fence. I stopped and inquired about them, and the owner told me that since I did not steal them from him, I could have them. He even cut out holes to the size that would fit an Olympic bar. That’s how we did it back in the day.
That old ‘DIY’ spirit is back in the gym. Between Crossfit and the dozens of knockoffs, you can figure out how to get an incredible workout with almost no equipment whatsoever. Or, with a little bit of YouTube know-how, you can build whatever you need. This is a blog post that I basically created for my son and I to use. If you can find something useful here, enjoy. It is something that I will probably add to periodically.
GREAT LINKS TO DO-IT-YOURSELF STRENGTH EQUIPMENT
SYNERGY (Homemade Equipment)
DIESEL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (More Homemade Equipment)
HOMEMADE GYM EQUIPMENT (Still more of the same)
DO IT YOURSELF TRAINING GEAR
HOMEMADE GYM EQUIPMENT (From Home Gym Bodybuilding)
GROUND UP STRENGTH
STRAIGHT TO THE BAR — HOMEMADE GYM EQUIPMENT