Monday, 26 April 2010

Another home made sled

Here is another home made sled - this time using a car tire


Sunday, 18 April 2010

Plyo boxes

Plyo boxes

Another piece of equipment that has its place in a hobo gym is a plyo box. The one in the picture above is made from the plans HERE.

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Some more trestles

Thanks to Schwinners from Warrior Training for sending in this photo of his trestles in use

And check out his fantastic equipment rack - HERE
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Olympic bar technique plates

Plywood training plates

I made these training plates a few years ago as a way of getting the Olympic bar to the proper height for deadlifts, cleans etc. but without putting any weight on the bar  - especially when training new clients.

Simply get a piece of plywood, draw around the outside  a full size Olympic plate and the centre hole, use a jigsaw to cut it out and you have a very cheap but very effective set of training plates.

"50kg" training plates

Home made atlas stone

4 x 25kg bags of gravel
1 x cheap tarpaulin
a couple rolls of duct tape

from - DIY Strength Training

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sand bags and trestles

Sandy, Sandy Jr, Sand Bag and trestles

Some more sand bags for training and also building trestles that are used as squat stands. My friend Busters uses this kit in his hobo gym. Trestles offer a cheaper option to squat stands or racks, and can be bought from most builders merchants. Check the following links for some suppliers



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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Superb collection of home made equipment guides

My friends over at Warrior Training have a large selection of guides to making home made equipment like the the sled pictured below.

Click HERE to go to their list of guides

Keg training

Another odd object that can be picked up to add another tool in your fitness tool box is the beer keg.

To get the gas out I used a spanner and levered it down onto the pressurised button like in the photo below

Then once all the pressure had been released I used a screwdriver and pushed the button down far enough, to allow me to pour
water into the barrel like in the photo below.

Once you release the button the keg is sealed and it is then time to use it in your workouts.
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My sandbag MK1

My frist attempt at a sand bag - 50kg of gravel in rubble sacks inside an army duffel bag
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How to make a home made thick handle Olympic bar

How to make a thick handle Olympic bar from Davie Easton on Vimeo.

Home made sand bag