With no gym to turn to, most fitness buffs would just settle for a set of dumbbells. But where’s the fun in that?
When Ohio man Zachary Skidmore found himself in that very predicament thanks to social-distancing measures to curb the coronavirus, he decided to bring the gym to his backyard -- constructing a full-service workout rig made entirely of timber.
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“When I heard my gym was going to close. I knew I had to come up with a way to continue working out,” the U.S. Army military police officer told Storyful.
“Some pieces of equipment I drew out before the sun came up to get an idea, but for the most part I was just making it up as I went along,” he said. “Between the engineering and planning of how to execute parts, I was going as fast as I could because I wanted to get back to my normal workout routine.”
His followers on social media praised his resourcefulness, referring to him as “Superman” and “the Flintstone bodybuilder.”
One joked that Skidmore might be giving another popular gym brand a run for their money: “CrossFit Apocalypse needs to happen like yesterday.”