I made this using the watercolor I did for my #AbandonTheBandwagon challenge with @fitgirlsguide. I hope you find it useful!
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Here is the collage of photos from April’s challenge. I have been behind in posting but I’m hoping to repeat this challenge in 6 months to a year so that I can see the progress in my poses.
Finally got around to making a calendar for June! It makes my OCD extra happy that the challenge with Fit Girl’s Guide starts on June 1st!
Hi fitfam! I figured it was about time for a new tracker, so I poodled this together!
Guess I got carried away, had to make another one!
I know that some of you have your men joining in on the fit girl fun. Being a single person, it didn’t even occur to me to make a non-girly tracker. @fitgirl.tang requested this one for her man to use. Enjoy!
Here are the plans that I used to create my equalizers. I found that the 1.5″ PVC was a little too large for my hands and went with 1.25″ instead. Make sure if you change the size you also do so for the elbows, caps, and T’s.
I made these last year for my HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts that I did with The Daily HIIT. They have some fun challenges, 12 minute workouts that will kick your butt!
How to make an equalizer: (see original plans from Dynamic Diva)
You will need:
(2) 10ft long, 1.5” diameter Schedule 40 PVC pipe
(4) T’s, 1.5”
(4) 90 degree elbows, 1.5”
(8) rounded caps, 1.5”
(1) smallest can of Purple Primer for PVC
(1) smallest can of PVC Pipe Cement
(1) Roll of self-adhesive 2” wide (or wider) pipe insulation tape
(1) Spray Can Valspar Plastic Primer (optional)
(2) Spray Cans Valspar Paint of your Color Choice
(1) Coarse sanding block
Something to cut the PVC pipe with. I used my dad’s PVC pipe cutter which was a LOT of effort. They should cut it for you at Lowes.
(2) 20” pieces (top horizontal tubes)
(4) 24” pieces (vertical legs)
(8) 7” pieces (horizontal floor legs)
After cutting all the pieces, use the sanding block to remove the burrs off the pipe ends. Wipe all pieces clean with a cloth.
Prime all ends of tubes first (about ¾” or so). Prime the inside of all the fittings as well (there is about a ¾” lip inside where the pipe will fit, that’s all you need to prime.
Time to assemble it. Apply cement one connection at a time, it will set up very fast. Apply cement to the inside of the fitting only, be generous. Piece by piece, assemble to make it look like it is in the photo. You might want to “dry fit” everything together before actually gluing it, so that you know exactly what you are doing. Then take it apart and glue it. Make sure you push and twist the pipe into the fitting all the way. Once you glue it, you won’t be able to take it apart in about 10 seconds. So make sure everything is aligned right.
It should be all completely set within a few minutes. Wipe it clean with a cloth.
Here’s where I got lazy. Priming is overrated in my opinion, so I bought spray paint that was approved for use on plastic and skipped the primer. Also, suspending stuff from the air was way too much work. I sprayed it in the grass and when it was dry I laid it on it’s side and sprayed the bottom to match.
If you’re not lazy, do it this way:
I tied the middle of the top tubes with some wire and suspended it in the air for painting. Prime well with 2+ coats, use up the entire can. Wait at least 5-10 minutes between each coat. Wait at least an hour before applying finish paint. Apply as many light coats as it takes to conceal all the PVC markings. Let it dry for several hours.
Apply rubberized grip (pipe insulation tape, tennis racket overgrip) as desired.
Now, go workout!
I had a request to leave a space to write in dates on this round tracker. Great idea!