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I like doing push ups. They are great for your health. But with the normal push up, I cant go down as far as I need to go because of the floor. So in order to increase my push up range of motion I decided to make a pair of easy to make PVC push up pairs. I chose the design I did because it offers 2 different angles for you to do push ups. But it also offers the ability to do dips.

Step 1: Material

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 -3/4" PVC pipe
-(8) 3/4" PVC endcaps
-(2) 3/4" PVC 45 degee joints
-(2) 3/4" PVC 90 degree joints
-(4) 3/4" T-joints
-Foam Material

Tools:
-PVC primer and cement
-Hack Saw
-Hot glue + hot glue gun
 
chumman2 years ago
Doesn't it require 8 feet extension pieces? It says only 4.
What do you think is the weight limit? I'd like to build a set of these for my work out sessions.

You should come up with bars that hold your feet for extended sit ups.
boston09 (author)  Yerboogieman4 years ago
im not sure the weight limit but i weigh about 155lbs and i did a full hand stand, and they should no sign of fracture.
the gymnastics gym I go to has been using bars like this for years made of pvc and a few have cracked at the joints, but most are fine, if you use 1.5" pvc instead of 1" its less likely to break and in my opinion more comfortable.
mrmath4 years ago
I was going to ask how sturdy they could be made out of PVC, then I saw the handstand picture. Quite impressive. And the Push Up Bars, too.
They don't slide around on the floor/ground when your doing push ups?
Clayton H.4 years ago
Slap them on some lazy Susans and BAM! Instant Perfect Push up