DIY Equipment Competition : Let the Voting Begin

Ready to make your own? Great.


The DIY Equipment competition has closed, and now it's your chance to help pick a winner. Before making your selection, however, a quick recap of the entries :
Clay Johnson : farmers walk bars and a Strongman log.
Tim McFarland : Tim's also constructed a couple of farmers walk bars.
Rad Man : a power rack.
Pat Hodgson : Detailed plans for an adjustable Deadlift, Shrug, Row bar; and the Quick and Easy Forearm Exerciser.
John Fike : The Perfect Stonebell; and a Home-made heavy bag.
Chris Rice : Horizontal Pinch Device.
Jason Kirby : Home-made Medicine Ball (soon to be a Tornado Ball).
Gary Chandler : T-bar Row machine; Wooden squat rack; Wooden weight tee; W-Bar (for chins); Chinning bar and Hammer Press/Pull.
Tom Moe : an 'Off Helper' for the bench press.
Bryan Bramhill (aka 'bacon') : an extremely sturdy Dip Station. Watch the video to find out exactly how it was made and used.

There's some incredibly inventive stuff in there. Which is your favourite? To cast your vote, simply leave a comment below*. Whichever entrant has the largest number of votes by the end of next Friday (June 8th) will be declared the winner - and will receive the prizes shortly afterward. In the case of a tie, I'll cast the deciding vote.

Time to decide the winner - let the voting begin!

* if you're not comfortable leaving your email address, or don't have a website, just put your first name. The vote will still count.


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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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