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Old 06-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #51
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Re: My homegym ...

thx Bert,

Those photos are just awesome, the farmers walk machine looks like it will be hard to walk with though, because of the big plates lying on the platform it looks like you won't have enough room to move your legs in between. (I hope you understand what I want to say)

I looked on the german site and it says: "recouvert de caoutchouc de diverses couleurs" so every weight that it rubber is actually rubber coated. It's always the same here in Europe!

What about the wheels???
Well, I have two left hands! I don't have a welding machine. I don't even have the knowledge on how to begin with such a thing.

I will begin a thread with my gym, so you can see what I'm working with.

and the GHD... I would LOVE one in my house (my father's :P)
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:28 PM   #52
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Re: My homegym ...

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thx Bert,

Those photos are just awesome, the farmers walk machine looks like it will be hard to walk with though, because of the big plates lying on the platform it looks like you won't have enough room to move your legs in between. (I hope you understand what I want to say)

I looked on the german site and it says: "recouvert de caoutchouc de diverses couleurs" so every weight that it rubber is actually rubber coated. It's always the same here in Europe!

What about the wheels???
Well, I have two left hands! I don't have a welding machine. I don't even have the knowledge on how to begin with such a thing.

I will begin a thread with my gym, so you can see what I'm working with.

and the GHD... I would LOVE one in my house (my father's :P)
Actually, walking with those farmer's handles works pretty well!

We chose an extra large design just for that reason.

Here's a video of one of those designs in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQhTQ...e=channel_page

I have one of me running with my handles somewhere around here too, if I can find it ...
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #53
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Re: My homegym ...

Here's my work in progress

the pull up station / rings / wall ball

the plyo box stained and woodburned (bored on a rainy day)

more to come when I build my ghetto squat/bench rack

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:13 PM   #54
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Re: My homegym ...

nice! this is a great diy thread!
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #55
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Re: My homegym ...

[quote=Thijs Moonen;603038]What about the wheels???
Well, I have two left hands! I don't have a welding machine. I don't even have the knowledge on how to begin with such a thing.
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If you're talking about the tyre bumpers then you don't need any welding just drill through 2x 5kgt plates and bolt them to a pair of wheels, I used mini wheels.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:16 PM   #56
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Re: My homegym ...

Nice set-up! I like how you store the olympic bars on the wall. I never thought about that.

When your done working out each day you can wrench on those VW engines! That would make for a good day!

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #57
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Re: My homegym ...

[quote=Matthew Green;605269][quote=Thijs Moonen;603038]What about the wheels???
Well, I have two left hands! I don't have a welding machine. I don't even have the knowledge on how to begin with such a thing.
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If you're talking about the tyre bumpers then you don't need any welding just drill through 2x 5kgt plates and bolt them to a pair of wheels, I used mini wheels.
That's a great idea! Thijs, if you use Matthew's idea you can just take those plates to a school or an iron workshop if you don't have the material yourself. Done in 5 minutes

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Nice set-up! I like how you store the olympic bars on the wall. I never thought about that.

When your done working out each day you can wrench on those VW engines! That would make for a good day!

-Beau
That would indeed make for a good day ... should I know anything about those engines
They're my father's, but I think I will end up as the one constructing that VW anyway, I'll learn about it while I go ... (wishful thinking)
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #58
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Re: My homegym ...

good idea on the wheels. i was think about using some vw wheels and the drum faces since I already have them and drilling out the center of the drum face to the size of the bar and then bolting the wheels to the drum face and sliding them on. I won't have to now because I won that Wright Rubber shirt design contest and I'm getting 230 lbs worth of rubber weights from them! I'm stoked! I might just make that tire setup anyway for twobargarage.com since we do so much diy equipment.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:13 PM   #59
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Re: My homegym ...

Thank for the hint on boulting the tyres to a 5kg plate

btw Andy, your shirt rocks ^^
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #60
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Re: My homegym ...

thanks a ton! the weights already came in!!! today for me was cindy so i didn't really get to mess with them much but they are awesome! I'm so stoked!
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