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    Anyone built a functional trainer (pulley machine)?

    We just finished my son's garage and part of it is going to be a workout room, thinking about building a trainer, somewhere nicer than many of the $50 Youtube designs but not one of the $4,000 dollar ones. Anyone designed/built one?
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    Re: Anyone built a functional trainer (pulley machine)?

    I don't think that's one of those things you design but copy. I've been known to take stealth pictures of things I want to build plus copy a few measurements.

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    Re: Anyone built a functional trainer (pulley machine)?

    I just told my son to come out to shop and do a days work.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    We just finished my son's garage and part of it is going to be a workout room, thinking about building a trainer, somewhere nicer than many of the $50 Youtube designs but not one of the $4,000 dollar ones. Anyone designed/built one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    I just told my son to come out to shop and do a days work.

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    lol, lol, lol, lol ..... problem is, many of them strong looking guys walking/hanging around them gym, in the city, are actually the biggest whoosies, that cant handle a day of work

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    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    lol, lol, lol, lol ..... problem is, many of them strong looking guys walking/hanging around them gym, in the city, are actually the biggest whoosies, that cant handle a day of work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    lol, lol, lol, lol ..... problem is, many of them strong looking guys walking/hanging around them gym, in the city, are actually the biggest whoosies, that cant handle a day of work
    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    I agree.

    Dave
    You guys say this,,
    right after I spend three hours tilling weeds in the garden with a 700 pound Gravely walk behind tractor with a cultivator attachment.

    I could never lift weights for 3 hours,, but, for some reason I love to run that walk behind machine.

    I have another one with a mower, and use it as my weed-eater,, walking the entire edge of about 10 acres.

    I guess each to their own,,,



    This is the machine with the hand painted flames on the hood,, during restoration,,



    The restoration is great exercise, also!!

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    You guys sound like a bunch of overweight old menÖ LOL!

    BIg B,
    Not sure how old your son is but if heís got the motivation to do it
    And is fairly young
    He will build muscle mass pretty quickly.

    And that muscle symmetry Will stay with him forever.

    I was never a dedicated gym rat but in my 20s me and my buddies used to lift some pretty serious weight.

    Getting older Iím glad I did.
    It helps bone density and muscle/basis.

    Nothing worse than a guy in his 50s or 60s the gains a few extra pounds and never lifted anything at all

    Its the difference between looking like a fat slob and looking like a big guy.

    I still have all my Olympic free weights
    But they are collecting dust.
    Itís kind of depressing to put 225 on the bench and barely get 2 reps

    I used to do a set of 10 as a warm-up

    But life goes on.

    On a sidenote I hear what you guys are saying about
    Being gym strong VS lets say, ď Farmer strongĒ

    I used to move furniture as a part-time job
    Heavy sleeper sofas to the third-floor
    Refrigerators etc.

    Iíll never forget We needed a helper one weekend so I asked this big musclehead dude that used to go to the gym all the time.

    He was wiped out after two deliveries.

    Funny.
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    Re: Anyone built a functional trainer (pulley machine)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMK View Post
    You guys say this,,
    right after I spend three hours tilling weeds in the garden with a 700 pound Gravely walk behind tractor with a cultivator attachment.

    I could never lift weights for 3 hours,, but, for some reason I love to run that walk behind machine.

    I have another one with a mower, and use it as my weed-eater,, walking the entire edge of about 10 acres.

    I guess each to their own,,,



    This is the machine with the hand painted flames on the hood,, du

    The restoration is great exercise, also!!

    right, we cant lift what some of them do, and some of them cant work like we do. bunch of nice little equips u got there
    Last edited by 123weld; 06-08-2021 at 09:59 PM.

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    Had few like that guy.
    Like see him moving steel in 110įF day.
    I was doing machine work in my 50's moving 150 pounds in and out chuck or mill all day.
    Do to cancer in 2009 I told by Doctors to change the work I did.

    All life my weights was in my shop call steel plate.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    You guys sound like a bunch of overweight old menÖ LOL!

    BIg B,
    Not sure how old your son is but if heís got the motivation to do it
    And is fairly young
    He will build muscle mass pretty quickly.

    And that muscle symmetry Will stay with him forever.

    I was never a dedicated gym rat but in my 20s me and my buddies used to lift some pretty serious weight.

    Getting older Iím glad I did.
    It helps bone density and muscle/basis.

    Nothing worse than a guy in his 50s or 60s the gains a few extra pounds and never lifted anything at all

    Its the difference between looking like a fat slob and looking like a big guy.

    I still have all my Olympic free weights
    But they are collecting dust.
    Itís kind of depressing to put 225 on the bench and barely get 2 reps

    I used to do a set of 10 as a warm-up

    But life goes on.

    On a sidenote I hear what you guys are saying about
    Being gym strong VS lets say, ď Farmer strongĒ

    I used to move furniture as a part-time job
    Heavy sleeper sofas to the third-floor
    Refrigerators etc.

    Iíll never forget We needed a helper one weekend so I asked this big musclehead dude that used to go to the gym all the time.

    He was wiped out after two deliveries.

    Funny.

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    Re: Anyone built a functional trainer (pulley machine)?

    I have always said that if the Good Lord would have wanted us to lift weights he would have made them lighter....
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