How to Build Your Own Cable Pulley System

How to Build Your Own Cable Pulley System

Sometimes people like to work out at home, and other times—such as during the global Covid-19 pandemic—they have no choice. For a lot of people, this means relying on bodyweight exercises or routines that rely on minimal equipment (resistance bands, a pullup bar, etc.).

For those who have home gyms, they probably have a couple dumbbells, a few plates, and maybe even a barbell. Some have a squat rack, which makes a profound difference.

But these are mostly free weights, which means you still can’t do any machine movements like triceps pushdowns or lat pulldowns, both of which require a cable pulley system. And there’s just no way you can manage that at home … or can you?

Here, we’ll show you how with $50 and a trip to your hardware store (an essential business), you can make yourself a cable pulley system and add a few more options to your at-home training game.

We’ll even include options for doing it in an apartment, just in case you’re not lucky enough to have a garage gym where you live.

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