DIY Dual Landmine and optional handle
With this you can get a great workout in very little time. Best of all it’s affordable and takes up very little space. I have seen entire articles online about all of the really cool workouts that can be done with this one simple machine and it’s optional handle.
I got this idea off of a YouTube video about the concept. Prior to that I had never even heard of a landmine attachment or dual landmines. When I first heard of this I thought of an explosive which is not at all what we are talking about here.
What you do is you take two steel pipes or in my case pieces of PVC pipe and drill a hole thru the middle of each piece (all the way thru). This is so you can secure a bolt thru it and into a stationary object (in my case part of the frame to my home made Smith Machine). Of course no bolt is of any use if you fail to attach a nut to the end to keep it in place. Once you have this part together all you do is take two equal size metal poles and slide them into the PVC. Now you have a pivot point for each bar (one per hand).
I used two 5 ft x 1/2″ hollow steel pipes and wrapped them with foam for padding and secured the foam using duct tape. The PVC pipe used was two 4″ x 5″ long pieces. At the ends to keep the pipes from sliding/poking thru should be a PVC cap with glue to secure it. I was using scrap parts so I skipped it and ran duct tape over the ends instead. Eventually I will do it the right way, but it’s still holding so this can be a quick fix when needed.
To keep the bars from going all the way to the ground, which is optional, I used a 2 x 4 for the bars to rest on. I added some weights so you can get a better idea of how this actually looks. The reason I have foam duct taped to the middle of the 2 x4 is for another project I will explain on a different page.
This image shows the optional bar I have added to it allowing me to use two independent landmines as one complete landmine when I chose. I used 1/2″ steel pipes and T- Connectors and flanges to make this work from spare parts leftover. Ideally the front piece of the bar would be one piece not two adjoined by another T – Connector like I have pictured here, but oh well it works.
This is a better angle showing how this fits together. Notice I have two boards per side to sandwich the weights together. There is a whole in each board for the 5 foot pole to fit thru. The handle attaches with a 1/2″ flange to one of the boards on each side.
Here is an even better photo showing you the optional handle and how it connects to the two 5 foot poles. By allowing it to sit on the floor you can do even more with it. If it’s on the floor like pictured you can stand in the middle of it and grab the handle and lift up making it into a great way to do dead lifts!