Time Required: Two days
Difficulty: Easy

Brothers Andrew and Kevin have made a resolution to live healthier, more active lifestyles and decide that this weekend at the lake is as good a time as any to start. Their biggest hurdle is the lack of proper exercise equipment. Rather than discouraging the bros, this spurs the creation of the Ultimate Outdoor Gym – a collection of one-of-a-kind rustic fitness gear that’ll perfectly suit the backwoods surroundings.

Project Steps

Step 7

The next step was to tackle the individual equipment stations. And with Walker onboard it was time to divide and conquer. Andrew tackled an articulating workout bench that could be manipulated into a variety of different workout positions. Walker had the idea of using a keg and pulley system to create a workout for forearms and triceps, that involved mounting pulleys in the trees. For Kevin’s pulldown station, we tried applying heat to the solid steel bar to create a 20° bend, but it failed to budge, so we were stuck with a straight bar. Word of advice: next time, go for a piece of steel tubing instead. The pulldown station also incorporated a leg extension component for a lower body workout. In addition to these, we used an old tractor tire and placed a trampoline inside it to create a sledgehammer station and grabbed an old row boat, oars and some bungee chords for resistance to create our unique twist on the rowing machine.


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