Out of stock

allother94 Posts: 588 Member
edited April 2020 in Fitness and Exercise
I am looking for a half rack and barbell, but everything is out of stock. Looks like dumbbells are gone as well. What is a guy to do?



  • zackboomer
    zackboomer Posts: 68 Member
    Buy it used, no point in buying new lifting equipment
  • allother94
    allother94 Posts: 588 Member
    edited April 2020
    Nothing on Craigslist nor play it again sports. It’s all scooped up due to corona...
  • ccrdragon
    ccrdragon Posts: 3,357 Member
    I haev found the following will work in a pinch:

    Go to your local hardware store. Buy 3-4 5-gallon buckets, a piece of iron pipe (3-4 feet should do it) and a couple of bags of cement. Mix the cement in the buckets - you can weigh out the amount that you mix since cement loses very little weight as it cures - to get different weights to use. Stand the pipe in one of the buckets while the cement cures and then repeat the process with another bucket to create a long bar for things like standing rows and squats, and the other buckets can be used for curls and such (as long as you don't get them too heavy for the handles). You will want the pipe to be threaded on both ends to screw on end caps - this will help to keep the pipe from pulling out of the cement once it cures.
  • MaltedTea
    MaltedTea Posts: 6,286 Member
    Maybe check in with this forum thread or this one. There's a whack of people in both who have made their own stuff for serious lifting.