redid it…1rm went down 10 pounds….f'ing hard :)
is there a way to make a homemade rolling thunder?
There is a way to make a revolving deadlift handle. Basically you need a smooth plastic tube that will slip over a similar sized steel tube.
The quick and dirty way of making a revolving handle is to get a long piece of steel (maybe 8-10") and a short piece of plastic tube (6" maybe) that will fit over it just enough that is able to freely rotate but not have a large gap or movement (aside from rotating) when gripping with it. From there you could put a couple of barbell collars, cable clamps, hose clamps, etc. just for piece of mind that during a bad lift the tubes won't slide too far. Slip a chain through the middle and connect the free ends to the loading pin. 2 pipes with a piece of chain lol. You could even get 2 pipes of the same size and evenly grind down the inside of the plastic pipe and polish the steel one to make room for them to slip over. So yes, it can be made…I've just never made one.
Ok let me see what I can do. I'll keep you updated. I do have a carpenter in mind actually so I'm gonna work on this tomorrow and see what can be done. Thanks for the help, Joe.
You're welcome. Keep me posted.