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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 09:29:57 AM »
DIY mini-jack  8)

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 10:44:08 AM »
DIY mini-jack  8)

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That feel when I click "Modify" instead of "Quote".  LMAO.


Awesome jack.  Might make one of those myself.


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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 08:40:07 PM »
I got tired of bending over to pick weights off the floor when changing the weight on the bar so I wanted to get some weight storage.  Tree's would take up too much space and the floor racks were over-priced.  Plus, the power rack I'm going to eventually get hopefully will have storage on it.

So I used my redneck skills and made this for under $5.




Lulz, that looks like something I would make. I picked up a used weight tree for cheap when I was building my gym though
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2014, 08:53:08 PM »
DIY mini-jack  8)

[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/OIIIIIO/20140323_172357_zpsd9jc0suj.jpg[/ig]


That feel when I click "Modify" instead of "Quote".  LMAO.


Awesome jack.  Might make one of those myself.


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Here's what I used to make mine.

1 – 3/4″ x 12″ galvanized pipe
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4 – 3/4″ x 2.5″ galvanized pipe
2 – 3/4″ elbow joints

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2014, 01:22:03 PM »
Just picked up another pair of 45s for $50 to bring my total to 570lbs.  I want to pull all eight 45s off the floor for my birthday in July.

The guy I bought them from was getting out of powerlifting due to injuries and was super nice.  We talked about competing and deadlifting for a while in the pouring rain.  He said he was chasing 800lb RAW but has pulled 750lb prior to tearing up his knee.

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2014, 01:43:20 PM »
Just picked up another pair of 45s for $50

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2015, 10:11:19 PM »
I've been busting my hump for the past week working on my house to put on the market.  Our real estate agent suggested that I take down and move my power rack while it's on the market because it's "overbearing".  Must be a Planet Fitness member.  I bet he even has one of those douche bag bumper stickers on his car.  I'll find out tomorrow when we go house shopping.

Anyway, tonight I was finally able to put my basement back together.  Complete with paint, new doors to enclose a living space, and floor baseboards.  I can now lift at home again after a week of disarray.

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2015, 10:20:27 PM »
It's a little intimidating.  Clean up the chalk, blood and skin and hide all but a few plates and you'll be fine IMO.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2015, 07:51:32 AM »
A lot of people cannot picture a space like it will be when they own it and have their own shit in there.

That's why staging is so important when you sell a house.

I'm not one of those people; I can picture something very easily in my mind and envision what I want and ignore the existing situation.

That looks like a nice basement, but a lot of people will just focus on the rack and not see anything else.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2015, 12:28:25 PM »
A lot of people cannot picture a space like it will be when they own it and have their own shit in there.

That's why staging is so important when you sell a house.

I'm not one of those people; I can picture something very easily in my mind and envision what I want and ignore the existing situation.

That looks like a nice basement, but a lot of people will just focus on the rack and not see anything else.

I get the whole staging thing, but my rack can't go anywhere.  Today I did some re-arranging.  It opened up the space a little, but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore.  I'll have to do it outside and take a step to the side because of the drop in the ceiling.

My cousin gave me a good price on wall to wall carpeting so I will have to take it down for one day and move it out of the way.  While I have it down I'm going to  put handles on the side of the platform so it's easier to move around.  When we move, I'd like to bolt the rack down separate from the platform.



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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2015, 07:37:36 AM »
I'd walk down there and be like "hell yea, that rack comes with the house right"?  ;)

I wouldn't worry too much about that one area of the basement.
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2015, 11:25:27 AM »
can you move it to the garage?

it won't bother anyone there and will be easier to move when it goes with you

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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2015, 02:07:21 PM »
but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor

 
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2015, 03:19:48 PM »
but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor
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Re: Slowly building my own gym
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2015, 08:05:07 PM »
can you move it to the garage?

it won't bother anyone there and will be easier to move when it goes with you

Forgot about this thread for a while.  I wish I had a garage.  Working on the cars in the winter would be easy and comfortable.  That is a demand I have for our next house.  That and a 8'6" minimum ceiling height for the basement. 8)

but I won't be able to do any OHP work inside of the rack anymore. 

Do your OHP in the rack while sitting on the floor

 

I thought of sitting on the bench doing them.  Instead, I slid the platform over just enough so I can do them without smashing into the low side of the ceiling.  As long as I don't start OHPing 3pps anytime soon, I'll be good to go.  :D