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
You don't need a lot of expensive materials to make your own DIY squat rack. You can keep it cheap and simple with this DIY power rack idea. Two plastic 5-gallon buckets and some wooden bars will make this workout buddy!
2. DIY Fitness Room
If you're looking to build your own DIY fitness room along with a squat rack, then these plans and ideas will do for you. Get the homemade gym equipment plans here and make your own fitness room. This makes a cool project for men and for his man cave.
3. Wooden Squat Rack
Keep it simple but sturdy even with regular building materials. This will give you the idea on how to reinforce your squat rack with supports and steel brackets along the joints and connected pieces.
4. Homemade Power Rack
If you have space, you can build this homemade power rack. The garage maybe? Scroll down here for more ideas you can copy for your own homemade power rack.
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. By the look of this DIY squat rack idea, it is pretty much straightforward. With a few dollars and your analyzation skills, you can put this plan into action.
7. Wall Extended Squat Rack
Use the wall as an extension for your DIY squat rack. Just like our previous list item, this DIY squat rack idea is pretty simple and easy to follow.
8. Homemade Wooden Power Rack
Got $50? Then you can build your own wooden power rack. Get the detailed and step-by-step guide to building a wooden power rack here.
9. At Home Squat Rack
You can now do Crossfit at home after making your homemade squat rack. Maximise valuable wall spaces in your garage and make your own Crossfit gym where you can workouts in the comfort of your own home.
Need some tips on using a squat rack? Check out this informative video from Mark Coles M10:
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! For an added challenge, try wearing a weighted vest while using your DIY squat rack.
Have you been to the gym lately and the fitness store and got blown away by the cost of both? Forget the gym, these DIY squat rack ideas will help you get a workout at home. Your own squat rack is a great cheap solution to build out those glutes. But please use it wisely! I don't want anyone getting hurt. Do a little more research when it comes to the safety of your squat rack, and always observe precautions!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 5, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.