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DIY Gym Equipment-Concrete Weight Bench

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.


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.


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.