The QUADRACK.

Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by quadancer, May 12, 2007.

  1. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    It's actually 1" stainless steel tubing, about 1/16" thick that was a high-end curtain rod. Pretty strong. I use a piece about 16" long for the footpegs on my T-bar row machine and I've not bent that piece yet.
    They're 5" long and sink 2-1/2" into the 4x4, so they also won't twist out or blow out the wood. You can just barely push one into the 1" hole barehanded.
     
  2. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    With the cost of wood lately I just decided to go with the 4x6 size of my existing rubber mat to make my platform. I'll do another this week for the rack itself. No more bashing through the floor!
    ...and it covers the hole...
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  3. QuantumPositron

    QuantumPositron New Member

    Cool rack. Looks like you've got a nice place to work out there. Lots of light.
     
  4. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Thanx! Heck, with it now at 7 cardio machines (got rid of two) and a host of toys, I only hit 3 spots: Dip stand, power rack, and incline bench for flyes! Oh, and the chin bar on alternates.
    If it weren't for doing face pulls on my BodySolid machine, I'd not use it anymore at all! I should sell it.
     
  5. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Use craigslist.org if you are selling the BodySolid machine
     
  6. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    I may sell it as soon as I find a way to do face pulls elsewhere. Problem is I love the bench, so it won't go with that. Today I came home and built this DB stand - so I can just pick up, sit back and press. Funny how my mats and gear look much better and cleaner in person. That flash makes everything look dingy.
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  7. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Another angle for detail:
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  8. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    And I couldn't resist trying a shot of the gym without the excess machines. I moved my wife's favorites to the Living Room because she won't work out in the cold (or believe she'll ever get warm) and gave myself some more room. Much more user-friendly now and I get my mat and ball back:
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  9. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

    Lookin' good, Quad. You oughta offer memberships. [​IMG]
     
  10. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    My farts would run everyone off.
     
  11. scientific muscle

    scientific muscle New Member

    I remember somewhere you posted info. on how to build your chest-supported rowing machine...could you point me to it, I may want to build one.

    Thanks, Carl
     
  12. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

  13. Quad, I love what you've built and posted!  I just built a rack for 5 barbells that helps speed up my workout considerably.  It's a ton of fun...  

    I noticed off to the side in your T-bar row machine picture there's a plate rack that looks like it's made of wood.  Is that one of your designs?  I would really like to build one and since it looks like you've already done it, is there anyway you would mind posting a full picture of from a couple of angles?
     
  14. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Soon as I get back from Savannah. I don't have the gym pics on my tablet computer.
     
  15. quadancer

    quadancer New Member

    Sorry, forgot to get you this: the crossbars are the old size wooden closet rods; a lot of the new ones are only 1-1/4". The rest is screws and 2x4's.
     
  16. Thank you very much for the picture.  I planning on building this one soon to add to my collection.
     
  17. wow really cool to have yr own home gym.
    where i stay, this is impossible if u dun stay on
    landed property or an extremely large house
    **look of envy.. [​IMG]
     
  18. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    <div>
    (hotterdog @ Apr. 27 2008,8:30)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">wow really cool to have yr own home gym.
    where i stay, this is impossible if u dun stay on
    landed property or an extremely large house
    **look of envy.. [​IMG]</div>
    You do need room for a home gym, but Quad has A LOT of equipment. Most of the stuff has been picked up at garage/yard sales at a discount. For what the bodybuilder needs - barbell, plates, rack and bench, you do not need more than a 10x10 open area, so even renting is a possibility with a home gym.
     
  19. Sniggel

    Sniggel New Member

    <div>
    (quadancer @ May 13 2007,10:19)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Aw, I'm kind of putting myself out. My living room is one of those &quot;L&quot; shapes, so half is gym and half is living space we dont' even use. We live in the bedroom where there's the computers, tv, dvd, vcr, stereo, bookcase, and uh, oh yeah, a bed.
    Even cooler is my wife has started using the cardio room lately (no pressure from me). Downside of being a BB'er is she thinks we're indestructible and may come flying across the room at any time in a little brown ball of elbows and knees.
    But wrestling is fun too.  [​IMG]
    There are 7 cardio machines out in the sunroom. (yard sales, thrift stores and giveaways.)</div>
    OMG I´m so jealous!
    Somewhere in the future i hope i will have my own homegym, with sunlight coming in at day!
     
  20. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    <div>
    (Sniggel @ May 08 2008,9:11)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"><div>
    (quadancer @ May 13 2007,10:19)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">Aw, I'm kind of putting myself out. My living room is one of those &quot;L&quot; shapes, so half is gym and half is living space we dont' even use. We live in the bedroom where there's the computers, tv, dvd, vcr, stereo, bookcase, and uh, oh yeah, a bed.
    Even cooler is my wife has started using the cardio room lately (no pressure from me). Downside of being a BB'er is she thinks we're indestructible and may come flying across the room at any time in a little brown ball of elbows and knees.
    But wrestling is fun too. [​IMG]
    There are 7 cardio machines out in the sunroom. (yard sales, thrift stores and giveaways.)</div>
    OMG I´m so jealous!
    Somewhere in the future i hope i will have my own homegym, with sunlight coming in at day!</div>
    Who has daytime these days?
     

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