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Competition : Home-made Gym Equipment
Posted By Scott Bird
Explosion. Photo by Joseph P. McClain

Explosion. Photo by Joseph P. McClain.

I’ve come across some great home-made gym gear over the past few years (check out DIY : Home-made gym equipment I and II), as well as having a go at creating my own. However, I’m always on the lookout for more; and this is where you come in.
Competition
Construct something for use in your workouts. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a sandbag, a squat rack or a full-blown all-in-one machine. The only constraint is that is has to be constructed between now and May 30 2007. No old stuff, please.
To submit it, either :

  • post a photo of it (preferably in use) on your blog and leave a comment here to point to it.

or

  • send me (scott AT straighttothebar DOT com) a photo and a couple of paragraphs explaining what it is. I’ll post it up here.

Prizes
The prize list includes some great stuff from the guys over at the Diesel Crew (including a t-shirt and their superb ebooks); as well as a couple of mystery items from Straight to the Bar. More details over the next few weeks.
Judging
The judging will be done by you, the reader (via a poll). In the case of a tie, I’ll cast the deciding vote.
Finally
The most important part of this exercise is to enjoy the equipment you’ve just built. Have fun.

Incidentally, if this has got you thinking about grabbing one for yourself, swing by the SttB Strength Store. Massive range.

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