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    Homemade barbell?

    Hey, I've got a maybe 2 meter long, 4 centimeter diameter metal pole lieing around outside. I'm thinking of using it as a barbell for squatting, deadlifts and maybe benchpress if I can find something to use as a bench.

    Has anyone got any ideas as to what I can use as weights, and how I can secure the weights?
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    buckets of water//sand//whatever

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    What are those called, LukeN.Good?

    EDIT: Also, thanks fiveten.
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    Originally Posted by fiveten View Post
    buckets of water//sand//whatever

    Rofl good luck on adding weight with these...
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    bukcets + concrete = best thing ever
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    Not quite sure what it's like in Norway, but I managed to pick up 130lbs of weight plates for just 15 GBP. There cheap if you look around, I found that newspapers are a good bet.

    As for the bar, I personally wouldn't trust anything, at the end of the day, it's going to be holding potentially alot of weight and if it breaks it could do you some serious injury so I would invest in getting one designed for the use of bodybuilding.
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    Has anyone got any ideas as to what I can use as weights, and how I can secure the weights?[/QUOTE]

    depending how strong u r, u could use bricks with holes in the middle and push them on, could use a plank of wood between 2 chairs or 2 stools or watever for a bench lol.

    or u could go to a gym
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    Would the plates fit, though?

    I'm not going to worry about the bar breaking. I'm not going to add alot of weight to it, since alot of weight is more than I can lift.
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    A 45 lb olympic barbell and 300 pounds of plates is like $280 on sale lol
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    fill a bucket up with concrete mixed with water, stab the ****ing bucket through with the pole and let it harden. ;D LOL.
    Or you can make your own plates with concrete. >__>

    Originally Posted by Flaringo View Post
    What are those called, LukeN.Good?
    I think those are called collars, if not, you can get 1.5in. (4cm) collars to secure the weights (if those exists)
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    I have various steel and stainless bars not intended for weightlifting, but they are the correct thickness and I have tons of collars so I have used the bars for lifting before. Not sure what you could use as weights though. Look around, alot of people will get rid of old concrete filled weights for free to clean up space.
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    Originally Posted by PinkMartini View Post
    Rofl good luck on adding weight with these...
    if i can be bothered tomorrow i'll find it, but I saw a tube vid someone doing 405 squats x 20, ATG and he was using buckets, so if he can do it, im sure this brah can do it :P
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