Build Home Fitness Equipment With Wood

Even if you're not an accomplished carpenter, you can build a home gym for less than $200.



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Construction plans for a weight rack, an adjustable incline/flat bench and a leg curl/extension machine.
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This wooden home fitness equipment is designed to function as metal gym machines.
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Leg curl extension machine part one.
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Weight rack.
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The weight rack fastened to the head of the bench is not Carlos DeJesus' design, but is one of several possible methods of supporting the weight bar on this machine between pressing repetitions.
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Home Fitness Equipment Leg Curl
The design for the adjustable bench and the leg curl/extension machines are fairly straightforward and thus self-explanatory.
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Leg curl extension machine part two.
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