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Building a DL Platform

I know there have been some old posts but I’m building one for my studio as I can’t afford to purchase one and want to know if anyone’s got an up to date plan/method and any changes made to making them in the last two years.

Many thanks in advance

If you search for “ironmind olympic platform” in Google, it gives a link to an article on how to make one. There is also a youtube video that pops up in that same search with a guy building one.

The platforms at my gym are simply 4 sheets of plywood covered in cheap, relatively thin carpet.

Probably wouldn’t recommend doing oly lifts with iron plates with this setup but it’s sufficient for deadlifting.