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Help Making Chains

I saw EliteFitness had chains on sale.
I’m thinking it might be cheaper still to make my own. Has anyone here ever made chains?? Thank, TGATL

not sure how the hell you would make chains, but you can buy them from anchor supply places for pretty good deals. I got 2 five foot lengths of galvanized 5/8 chains for 32 bucks at one.

how do you make a chain?

I was going to post this same topic; besides 5/8th chain, whats the measurement of the others?

Also on a side note, for bands, you can use Pallet Banding (available @ packaging/moving companies usually) instead of purchasing expensive bands.
Only problem is measuring how much “weight/pull” they add to your bar.

Sorry, not make chains… Buying chain links from ace or home depot in different sizes etc. Then setting them up "putting them together " like the pics…

Has anyone tried to tie 5lb. plates every 3-5 inches apart with a rope.

[quote]Chris Arp wrote:
Has anyone tried to tie 5lb. plates every 3-5 inches apart with a rope.[/quote]

nope, but if you have a home gym id figure that would be a pretty novel idea.

what a lot of the EFS guys are doing lately is tying kettlebells to bands, and lifting w/ those attached.

provides ridiculous instability and is great for rehab and increasing hypertrophy.