DIY Gym Equipment-Concrete Weight Bench

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Shopping for a weight bench can be difficult. And by difficult I mean expensive. And just to be clear, whenever I use the phrase “weight bench” I mean a strong one that can be used to Bench Press.

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Fitness aficionados across the country are figuring out how to make their own gym equipment, saving money and boosting self-sufficiency in the process.

To me this isn’t a permanent thing. Concrete is simply not as strong as we want compared to metal plates which are basically indestructible under normal use.

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Though concrete has high compression strength, the way forces would be applied to a plate on a bar being aggressively set down on a heavy deadlift would no doubt break the cement over time.

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