How to build dip bars at home

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How to build dip bars at home
Buidling a home exercise gym requires only cheap pieces of wood. (adult exercise image by John Sfondilias from

Having a gym pass is often expensive. Adding to the problem is the travel to get to the gym. On days where motivation is lacking, this can be a large problem to surmount. Building homemade exercise equipment can remove the expense and obstacles to motivation that a proper gym may provide. Dipping bars are an easy place to start for the beginner builder. Use dipping bars to strengthen the biceps, triceps, shoulders and the chest muscles.

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Things you need

  • 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe
  • PVC connection joints
  • Plastic nipples
  • Elbow joint
  • T joint

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  1. 1

    Cut two lengths of PVC pipe that are 23 inches in length. These are your cross bars.

  2. 2

    Saw two lengths of tubing that are 16 inches for the top vertical tubing and two pieces that are 7 inches for the bottom vertical tubing. Cut four pieces of PVC 8 inches to create the horizontal feet.

  3. 3

    Slide the vertical tubing into a T joint to create one long piece. Make four of these vertical tubes.

  4. 4

    Connect the vertical tubes using a piece of PVC placed horizontally in the free hold of the T connect. You will have an H-shaped bar.

  5. 5

    Slide a connector joint on each end of the 23-inch crossbar and slide it onto your H frame. Connect the 8-inch horizontal feet to the bottom of the frame using a T joint.

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