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Old 11-29-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Gym Equipment made from Wood

Wood has good compression properties and you could easily assemble homemade gym equipment. Here are some ideas for equipment that I built:
Weight Plates and Dumbbell Rack
Homemade Squat Stands
No welding required and no need for special tools.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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that squat rack looks kinda scary. i guess you could use more wood, but i wouldn't rack anything remotely heavy on the one he built. if using wood, jerk boxes sound safer to me.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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I think Rip said something along the lines of:

"I don't recommend wooden squat racks for much the same reason I don't recommend a wooden car."

Peter Puetz knows a thing or two about wood racks.
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Peter made platforms rather than rack like in the article. Interesting ideas but I think I would stick with steel squat racks. I don't squat anything of significance but I would not want 400+ pounds on a wooden rack unless it 6x6s bolted to the wall in some fashion.
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that squat rack looks kinda scary. i guess you could use more wood, but i wouldn't rack anything remotely heavy on the one he built. if using wood, jerk boxes sound safer to me.
It probably holds more than you'd guess. I grew up using two metal garbage cans as my squat racks. Worked really well for a small kid with a 50 pound back squat

Jerk boxes double for an awesome squat rack. I've been debating getting the squat racks out of my garage and just putting some jerk boxes in there.
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Peter made platforms rather than rack like in the article. Interesting ideas but I think I would stick with steel squat racks. I don't squat anything of significance but I would not want 400+ pounds on a wooden rack unless it 6x6s bolted to the wall in some fashion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L96lh7A4glk
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My homemade power rack made of wood. Tried hanging and swinging on a loaded bar making it a total pressure of 300 moving kilos.
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