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Old 01-24-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Homemade deadlift kit

I'm broke to the point where a barbell setup isn't going to happen. I've got some rough ideas in my head about building something like two 'pads' constructed of 4x4's and 2x4's big enough to stack concrete bags onto connected by steel pipe. I'm sure something like this has already been done and was looking for ideas.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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I don't want to do a 'tell you something completely different to what you're asking'* but would you not find a home made sandbag far more versatile than a DIY DL set up.

Consider the return of being able to do many exercises until your financial situation changes and allows you to expand your equipment and doing one bastardised variant ad nauseum.

Just an idea - www.rosstraining.com has instructions.










* see classic "Q. I'd like to buy some kettlebells, please advise. A. Get an Olympic bar and bumpers" type threads at CrossFit boards, Ross' forum and a thousand other places across the webosphere.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:06 AM   #3
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Patrick,
A new 300# BB set at Play It Again is like $99, which means that Craigslist has them even cheaper. A "standard" sized set is probably even less.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:11 AM   #4
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Patrick,
A new 300# BB set at Play It Again is like $99, which means that Craigslist has them even cheaper. A "standard" sized set is probably even less.
Indeed. Go for a craigslist bar/iron set before you start crafting crazy homemade contraptions.
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Indeed. Go for a craigslist bar/iron set before you start crafting crazy homemade contraptions.
I'm sure I read that Rob Shaul said he'd picked up a barbell set for $50 while working away from home - he'd do complexes in his hotel room.

Once again, economy of return.
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Crafting crazy homemade contraptions is half the fun!

OK, I had no idea used sets were so cheap, I'll check them out.
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