My husband has recently stopped going to the gym. He said that he doesn't have the time anymore to do everything and drop by to do weights. He did mention that he would love to have some kind of equipment at home, though.
So my solution, a DIY squat rack! If you're also tired of going to the gym and just want to do it at home, these homemade squat rack plans can help you out!
DIY Squat Rack Ideas and Squat Rack Building Plans
1. Cheap DIY Squat Rack Ideas
Use the buckets as a base and the wooden bars attached to it as the holder for your weights.
2. DIY Fitness Room
3. Homemade Power Rack
If you have space, you can build this homemade power rack. For the garage, maybe?
4. Wooden Squat Rack
Bring out your power tools and it's time for some woodworking. Assemble big planks of wood to create and reinforce a squat rack. Just add steel brackets along the joints to connect each piece for stability and support.
5. Space Saving Power Rack
Don't have a lot of space? Well, this rack will give you all the space, or should I say, just the space you need when working out.
6. Sturdy Squat Rack
Something you can build outside your home or inside. With a few dollars and your creative DIY mindset, you can put this plan into action.
Start off by creating a wooden base and make it wide to support the weight of the barbell. Attach planks of wood and attach metal support at the top and the middle part to hold the weights.
7. Wall Extended Squat Rack
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Use the wall as an extension for your DIY squat rack. Be creative and resourceful. By using the wall, the need for using more wood shouldn't be a problem and you can ensure the stability of this workout apparatus.
8. Homemade Wooden Power Rack
Got $50? Then you can build your own wooden power rack. Get a detailed and step-by-step guide to building a wooden power rack here.
9. At Home Squat Rack
Aside from making a DIY rack, you can also transform your garage (if you have enough space) to a full Crossfit gym. Maximize valuable wall spaces in your garage and make your own Crossfit gym.
Make the most out of your space by adding additional features to your wooden rack. An attachment for a pull-up bar, perhaps?
Need some tips on using a squat rack? Check out this informative video from Mark Coles M10:
Now you have these ideas, it's time to get the work done and add a squat rack for your home gym.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 5, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.