I have always liked doing lat pulldowns as part of my workout, so I knew I wanted a lat machine in our new home gym. Yesterday, I decided it was time to throw one together. I used the same basic design that my Dad used in his home gym and I constructed it using mostly scrap wood that I had lying around. The bulk of the wood came from an old twin bed that we had in storage, but I did end up going to the store to buy one final 2×6 to finish it up. It seems plenty strong and works pretty well. I do need to get some new steel cable though, as mine is badly frayed. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
Lifting a homemade thick bar, with concrete block weights. This is my first day training my grip in a couple of years. This is a simple piece of equipment that I made using a 2.375″ Diameter pipe and some concrete blocks. It weighs in at 108 Lbs and I can add additional weight as needed. I originally built it to train for lifting things like the Thomas Inch Dumbbell and the Millennium Dumbbell, which weigh 172 Lbs and 228 Lbs respectively. In this video, I was able to load my device up to 202 Lbs and lift it, but in the past I’ve done as much as 245 Lbs. I plan to train with it on a regular basis again now. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Workout with FPV – First Person View. This is my first real workout in the our new home gym setup. Most people start making videos after they are already in shape, but I figured I would start from the beginning. This way, I can chart my progress as I work my way back into shape. I figured it was a good time to try out different cameras and camera angles while I was at it. I know that the only way I’m going to get in shape again is to just get after it. I figure I can hold myself accountable by doing an occasional video update. I’ll be mixing weight training, with some calisthenics, cycling, boxing training, etc. This is a long video for sure, but maybe someone will find parts of it interesting. Thank you for watching!
Jordan and I decided to set up a new home gym out in the garage. We were getting tired of working out in the dark, damp basement. In the garage, there are more windows, a higher ceiling, etc. We still have a lot of equipment to move, but we’ll eventually get it set up the way we want it. We hope you find this interesting, thanks for watching!