Hey everyone, currently building a home gym, and would like to include a pulley set up if possible. I have looked at a few old posts on here about pulley systems but would like further advice as im kinda a noob when it comes to this stuff.
The floor has just been concreted, 1 of the walls are already made out of brick/concrete, and another one is to be done shortly.
Got some of the stuff in mind, a swivel pulley, it fits up to 5mm cable, with that in mind Im looking at some nylon coated cable which has a min breaking load of 960kg's, with that in mind;
How many metres am i going to need? I would assume just 1 or 2, but im thinking if im going to make a pulley, to make both a HIGH and LOW pulley if im going to.
Some other questions, for movements which are bi-lateral, let's say cable flys as an example, 1 high pulley and 1 low pulley wouldn't work too well? I mean they'd be coming from different directions, for purposes like this and say standing variants, i need to have 2 high pulleys, or 2 low pulleys?
Im also wondering of a way to safely distribute the weight away from the ceiling. The ceiling at it's current state isn't that strong at all, in a sense i wouldn't recommend doing pull ups on it for now, however, there are 2 brick walls which are sturdy, what would be my best bet? Placing a beam across to take a load of the weight? I guess what im mainly asking is how can i distribute most of the weight to the wall if possible
Would like some feedback as im pretty lost but would like to make some DIY equipment as i hear it's not too difficult and is so much cheaper than buying expensive cable equipment from gym manufacturers.
Thread: Home Gym - Cable Pulley Set up