Chance Hughs, co-owner of Predation CrossFit, shows an innovative way to move plates around the gym.
“To me, the less time I can spend building stuff and get focused on other things, the cheaper it is for me,” he says.
For his homemade plate movers, Hughs bought wheeled plastic trashcan movers from the local hardware store to serve as bases. While the bases aren’t rated for more than 300 lb., Hughs says they were cheap enough that he doesn’t have to worry about replacing them if he has to.
He mounted a bracket and pipe to the bases so plates can be stacked on the pipe, and then he braced the base with wood so the lighter plates wouldn’t warp when stacked.
“So there you have it. Push weight around. Move it around quickly,” Hughs says, paraphrasing the CrossFit principle of “moving large loads long distances quickly.”
Hughs shows his materials and how it designed his homemade plate movers.
Additional reading: Additional reading: Smart Shopping for Your Home Gym by Matthew Hall, published Sept. 9, 2009.