Gym Kit

  1. Mr Roo Member

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    Been keeping myself busy during lockdown building gym kit for folk I know - easy to tout for business when all the big retailers are out of stock!!!

    First port of call was a local strongman athlete - due to no gym access he was in dire need of a platform for him (and his much shorter wife!) to train atlas stones.

    Made a fully adjustable platform using 50x50x4mm uprights, 40x40x4mm cross bars and 4 off 70x70x5mm "sliders".

    Pins and tray etc also made by me.
     
  2. Mr Roo Member

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    And for project #2 it was a stand for a boxing bag "something really sturdy if you can?"

    Knocked this one together in about an hour and a half after cutting the bits for it.

    Bit of a chuckle transporting it from Edinburgh to Glasgow in a BMW Compact... obviously kept it in two pieces, but even the stand had to be stuck out the window just to fit 90% of it in the car!! :whistle:


    Popped to the fella's gaff, levelled it all up and stick welded it together in his garage. Job's a good'un.

    As for "sturdy" - I'm 18.5st just now and was doing pullups off the end of it no problem :thumbup:
     
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  3. Mr Roo Member

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    Today’s offerings - all made up in one weekend, plus a few cans whilst painting it!
     
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  4. Mr Roo Member

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    Well, decided to hit up a few folk I know who run some “big boy” gyms.

    immediately got an order in for a squat cage for a strongman gym, who had baulked at the idea of spending £3000+ on a cage made of 2/3mm steel... just need to add some top bracing and they’ll be able to use the back of it for log pressing as well!
     
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  5. Mr Roo Member

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    Of course, they didn’t stop there.

    “can you?” is how most of their communication to me begins... so tonight i knocked together an adjustable car deadlift frame for them.
     
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  6. jimbo84 Forum Supporter

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    Nice to see a decent business opportunity out of the current situation :thumbup:
     
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  7. Mr Roo Member

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    aye - got humphed out my contracting job as soon as lockdown hit, then my backup of going back on the tools disappeared an hour later. Had to do something!!
     
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