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How to Clean a Barbell: A Guide to Bringing Back That New Bar Shine

Not sure how to clean a barbell? This guide will help you knock the rust off.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Ben Conroy

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DIY Concrete Dumbbells Guide

Nearly every home gym in the world features dumbbells. The issue for most is that they take up a lot of space and they’re expensive. In this guide, we’re going to solve one of those problems by showing you how to make DIY Concrete Dumbbells for less than $20. With the proper creativity, you could get these above 150 LB or as low as 5 LB and do it cheaply.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Leg Press for Under $60

One type of equipment that’s often lacking in home gyms are machines. Following our guide, you can build a rack-attachable DIY Leg Press capable of holding 600+ LBs for less than $60 and an hour of your time. Setup is easy, but the gains are hard. Get to work.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Strongman Log Bar for Under $75

In this DIY Guide, we show you how to build a Homemade Strongman Log Bar for less than $75 for your home gym. Rather than spending $100's of dollars on a piece of equipment that likely won't see a ton of use, we suggest building one for much less.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Weight Plate Tree for Under $20

Building a DIY Weight Plate Tree is one of the easiest and most effective ways of storing plates in a home gym. This Do-It-Yourself Guide is designed to help you build a weight storage tree for less than $20 and an hours worth of work. Building a home gym doesn't mean you have to drop thousands of dollars and this is a perfect example of how you can build the garage gym of your dreams on the cheap.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Belt Squat Machine

The Belt Squat Machine is one of the most coveted pieces of gym equipment available today. Although there are many options, including those made by Westside Barbell, Pit Shark, Matt Wenning, and others, they're all pretty pricey. This DIY Belt Squat Machine requires no special skills and costs well under any other available options.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Climbing Peg Board

The climbing pegboard has become popular ever since introduced by Dave Castro at the CrossFit Games. Although they aren't too expensive to buy, they're even cheaper to make. Here's how to make your own DIY Climbing Pegboard.

Updated: August 12, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Crossover Symmetry System Replica

Crossover Symmetry is a program designed to strengthen the shoulder girdle leading to fewer injuries and an increase in lifts. This is how you can make your own DIY version.

Updated: August 1, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Slam Ball For Under $25

A Slam Ball is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment for any garage gym. However, it's also often pretty expensive. Thankfully, we found a way to make a DIY Slam Ball that can weigh all the way up to 100 pounds.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Weightlifting Platform with Squat Stand Attached

A weightlifting platform is a must for any garage gym. It protects your equipment and, more importantly, your home. Here's how you can build a DIY weightlifting platform that can also have a squat rack attached.

Updated: August 1, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Stall Bars

Stall Bars are an incredibly versatile and useful piece of equipment. Unfortunately, when bought commercially, they're quite expensive. Thankfully, you can make your own DIY Stall Bars using our guide.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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DIY Outdoor Weightlifting Platform and Rack

Having a home gym is one of the best parts of adulthood. But, something that can be even more fun is being able to workout outside. In steps the DIY Outdoor Weightlifting Platform and Rack. Enjoy this weekend project.

Updated: July 22, 2022 By: Coop

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