07-18-2003, 09:52 PM #1
weirdest thing you use to workout with?
Just wanted to get some more ideas for the home use gym enthusiast. You know: the piece of equipment you use for a quick work out when you dont feel like driving to the gym. Or maybe it is something you have in your closet that didnt have a purpose until you welded weights on it or something. Maybe it is an axle from an old truck you use to bench press with.
For me: I use a walker to do dips with. When people come over and see it in my room, they look at me like I am eithe rcrazy or just jacked an old man for his crutch. They ALWAYS ask why I have a walker. I gave up on explaining and just let them stick with their first guess.
Other places we used a broom stick with bags of dirt tied up in shirts on both ends of the stick for curling and benching.
07-19-2003, 03:07 PM #2Other places we used a broom stick with bags of dirt tied up in shirts on both ends of the stick for curling and benching.
07-19-2003, 07:28 PM #3Member
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I took an old press from work. Our press had 4 legs w/ 3/4 inch holes drilled from top to bottom...two parralell pieces of like 8" channel w/ said holes drilled in also for vertical movement. It featured a big ol' botttle jack to press out seals etc. That one was homemade. We bought a manufactured one that was like state of the art(simple but way nice) Anyway I cut the press in 1/2...so there was 2 seperate legs left. I welded a flat piece of fleat 2" steel on the bottom aand like a 2" round bar on top..It's 4' wide by 6' 8" tall. I made holds for the bar along w/ two huge saftey catches. I went to a local store bought some plastic covered cable 3/8"...along w/ a pully and a couple of carabeeners.
It works awesome. I can do squats, flat, incline, decline, pullups, tri pressdowns, and lat pulldown...all w/out a spotter. All for under 30 bucks. I love it.
07-21-2003, 12:03 AM #4New Member
Originally Posted by Kato
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07-21-2003, 05:07 AM #5
interesting thread...back inthe day ..in highschool ..when i couldnt get to the gym...funny enough..i used to sit shit on top of my bed..like bookbag, metal folding chairs..whatever i could find and get underneath my bed and do a bed bench workout...i look back on it now and damn i must have looked funny
07-21-2003, 05:09 AM #6
by da way...kato..you might have come up with the new all in one workout equipment of this time..lol..maybe ill see you on channel 70 something....heehee
07-22-2003, 09:54 PM #7
It might put Bowflex to shame. Advertise it with that funny looking guy. Looks like his head is superimposed on a body. That one guy who tries to sell his abs of steel or whatever it is
07-23-2003, 08:17 AM #8Junior Member
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1. I use to 2 take stools and use them for dips.
2. I took chain, in my basement, screwed one end to the ceiling, ran it
through a thin PVC pipe, and screwed the other end into the ceiling and
used it to do chin/pull-ups.
3. I have pool table. I place a chair next to it, put my stomach on chair,
with lower abs just hanging over chair, my legs under pool table and do
At first my wife asked me what I was doing. I think she thought I was crazy.
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