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Old 06-23-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
Christian Salas
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Convertible Lifting Platform

Here's an exciting update to my gym: perhaps the first ever hinged convertible lifting platform. The challenge was that my garage is only around 7'6" high, high enough for snatches and its variants, but not quite tall enough to complete jerks, with the height of the platform.

So I installed hinges on one side of the lifting platform wooden insert so it rotates up and out of the way. The rubber side areas are bolted to the cement, and are 2.5' and 5' wide on each side to make larger targets for the falling barbells. The center section is only 3'3" wide for the same reason.

I used bungee cords to hold the platform up and out of the way, with hooks screwed into the studs and white board.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Convertible Lifting Platform

I got a 404 error on those images. You should try again. Or I have some issue with Picasa that I don't know about.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:27 PM   #3
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Re: Convertible Lifting Platform

Sorry, my bad. Got lazy with the copy paste.
The third photo is the handhold area to lift up the platform, with mini-insert to make the surface flush.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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Re: Convertible Lifting Platform

I like it... looks really great!!! I like that you used planks instead of just ply. Awesome!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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...the other nice thing is when I lose a clean forward and squirt backwords, the insert cushions the blow, compared to the concrete wall. I've only got 7' to work with front to back...
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