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bruteforce 01-15-2013 10:39 PM

Building a Deadlift Platform
 
I need to build a deadlift platform. Ideas?

BigJosh 01-15-2013 11:11 PM

I just use 3/4" horse stall mats. It works great. Protects the floor extremely well. Since u are a monster deadlifter you may consider bolting the mats to some plywood for added protection.

jdmalm123 01-15-2013 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJosh (Post 312802)
I just use 3/4" horse stall mats. It works great.

Agree.

They should be good until you get your dead lift over 1500!

BendtheBar 01-16-2013 01:24 AM

Does it need to be moved?

nighttrain 01-16-2013 06:36 AM

you mean the rubber mats?

Ramrod 01-16-2013 06:56 AM

I'm building this for my Gym..

http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/o...C8C43F59DC.jpg


Material List

3x 3/4in plywood - Base of Platform

1x Rubber mat cut in Half 1/2in - Duh

1x 1/2in plywood for center..- Matches up to the Rubber mating(Adding Grip tape aswell)

2x 8ft 4in long 2''x 2''sq Tubing - Framing

2x 4ft long 2'' x 2''sq Tubing - Framing

3x Strips of 3/16 Steel... Unsure on the width still. At least 2in wide -Goes under plywood from frame rail to frame rail.

4x 1'' x 1''sq Tubing 9in Long - For Band Mounts

4x 1'' x 1''sq Tubing 3in Long - For Band Mounts

Glue and Wood Screws.....

Misc...
Paint and Some Scrap Sheet metal to cap the ends...


These is going into my Work place Gym.. So I won't be the only one using it.. very Few will even know what it is... So I'm building it strong.. Hell work doesn't even know I'm making it...Oh well... Just going to bring it in one night and make a place for it... lol

Fazc 01-16-2013 07:16 AM

I used a solid wooden door for a while, with metal hooks attached for bands etc.

IronWill 01-16-2013 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigJosh (Post 312802)
I just use 3/4" horse stall mats. It works great. Protects the floor extremely well. Since u are a monster deadlifter you may consider bolting the mats to some plywood for added protection.

Brute, there are some vids on YT for something like this.

bruteforce 01-16-2013 10:36 AM

I'll need to be able to move it out of the way after each time i use it, since it will be in the garage and the fiance likes to park in there. thanks for the ideas folks, looks like I'll be running by the hardware store in the next day or two

Hunterace 01-16-2013 11:27 AM

Use pine, then when you slam the weights down it'll smash and you'll feel like you lifted a mountain ;)


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