Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

DIY Squat Rack

My friend and client Pete just assembled his own DIY Squat rack from these plans.

We put the finishing touch - the Arnie poster - up and used it to bench today. It'll need a little more bracing before it gets use for squatting, and it's a little narrow for wider-grip benchers like me, but it's a solid piece of work.


Pretty sweet! Even in this garage gym, we're going to be able to squat, bench, do pullups, hang the blast straps for pushups and body rows, do one-arm barbell pushups, and more.

Note the cruddy bench (it's top of the list for replacement), the Elite FTS band, and the Fat Gripz.

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  1. Hey, I helped build that. Eight hours of sweat and blood. And sausage and peppers...

    What do you think of the Elite FTS dumb bell bench?

  2. Email me a link and I'll check it out.


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