Make your own chains...

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  1. jshively

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    Does anyone have a tutorial on how to make your own chains? I am assuming all it is is 2 5 feet sections of 5/8 inch galvanized cable and 2 3/8 inch chain.

    My question is how big is the 3/8 chain suppose to be? Also I am assuming using snap hooks so you can attach it both to the bar and also to the 5/8 in chain.

    I have a gift certificate at Lowes to blow and had been looking at buying some chains for some time now and figured this is got to be easy to build vs buying especially paying freight and waiting weeks for it to arrive.

    I would also be happy to take pictures during the whole process and post a tutorial if anyone can help out and give me suggestions.
     
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    1) go to lowes, but lengths of chain, buy snap hooks
    2) clip to weight collars
    3) ...
    4) profit
     
  3. MaineSucks

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    you are really overthinking shit.


    buy some chain. find a way to hang it so you can change how much chain is on the floor. find a way to attach it to the bar. this isnt rocket science and we don't need a photo tutorial. if you cant figure this shit out, you have no business in a gym
     
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    this is a dumb question, but why do people use all that?
     
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    deloads on the way down, reloads on the way up. builds lockout strength
     
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    oh, ok. as i was watching the video, i was wondering why can't they just add more weight.

    thanks dude.
     
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    Cool easy enough then. That is pretty much all I figured it to be and did not think I was missing anything but just wanted to double-check. I hate picking shit up getting back home, starting, realizing I forgot something, running back, finding it, etc.

    Thanks!
     
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    I just like the noise of the chains moving around while I'm lifting. Makes me feel hardcore
     
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    you animalTM :eek3:
     
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    don't think you'll find chain that thick at lowe's
     
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    Suprisingly I think ours does I know they have 1/2 inch and I thought I saw bigger chains that than there. If not the tractor supply shop is right around the corner.
     
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