DIY Landmine attachment and optional handle
This page is about a wonderful workout machine that you are sure to love. You can do so much with it and yet it costs so little and takes up so little space it’s simply amazing! All you need are a few supplies: one 5ft long 1/2″ steel pipe, some foam for padding and duct tape to hold it in place, a 1/2″ flange, a hinge, some scrap wood and a stationary object that you can attach this to.
Originally my landmine connected to this.
Here it is resting against the bottom frame of my homemade smith machine. This is removable so as to not be in the way when using other parts of the gym.
Later on I scrapped the removable piece idea and anchored it here for version 2.0 of the landmine. Here is the 5ft long bar resting on my leg attachment.
In version 2.0 I still had missed something big when studying how this worked. I feel pretty dumb now for thinking this was were the weight was to go. LOL. By putting the weight at the bottom like I did in this photo you put unnecessary stress on the pivot point. This explains why even the first time I tested it it felt so light (I was lifting up the end of the bar with no weight on it).
Still part of version 2.0 with the weight in the wrong spot. Included in the photo is the optional handle.
Here it is, the optional handle for the landmine attachment. I used three 6″ x 1/2″ pipes, a 1/2″ T- Connector, an adapter to connect a 1/2″ pipe to a 3/4″ pipe so that at the end I could use a 3/4″ T- Connector. The reason for this was so that a 3/4″ T- Connector could slide over the 5 ft long bar. When using this handle you need to press it into the bar while lifting with it otherwise it will slide off and the bar will fall.
Later I replaced this with a dual landmine attachment in the garage and put this in my family room. I anchored it to the desk I built. Notice the weight is no longer at the wrong end of the pole. I like to refer to this as version 3.0 which works properly. The pole can be removed leaving just a hinged piece of wood with a flange and flange adapter to slide the pole into. The hinged piece swings from the desk frame.
I do not claim responsibility for your safety so be mindful of testing with gradual weight increases to determine how much they can safely hold. Also be sure to regularly inspect all gym equipment before using it to be on the lookout for obvious safety concerns. This includes tightening the ends of weight bars to ensure weights do not fall off and cause injuries.