Simple DIY Calf Block Tutorial | DIY Gym Equipment
Today I’m going to show you how to build a super simple, cheap and effective calf block, to make those baby cows grow into cattle!
This project is part of my DIY Gym Equipment series, focusing on building quality gym equipment yourself, on a budget.
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The calves are an often-neglected body part, but with this portable calf block you’ve got no excuse to not do extra sets and reps to make those calves into full grown cows!
Perfect for gym bros like me who need to train their calves at home with privacy, until they get a little bigger.
This is a super simple construction process, it’s literally three pieces of timber, but it looks good and is strong and stable too.
With that said, please note that I will not accept liability for any injuries sustained if you make this project. Take care when using any tools and don’t use equipment you don’t know how to use.
I used 3 pieces of 35mm x 90mm x 2 meters of structural framing pine which you can pick up at your local hardware store, but if you happen to have scrap lying around that should work just as well, as long as it’s either structural timber or is strong enough to hold your bodyweight.
The 3 pieces are:
Top piece – 500mm long
Sides x2 – 300mm long
I also used 4 timber screws and drilled pilot holes first, to prevent any splitting.
I countersunk the holes so that I could fill them with a multi-surface filler and get a smoother surface, however this is optional.
I sanded the filler off and painted an undercoat of sealer/primer before applying two coats of a matte black colour.
The last step was putting on a strip of adhesive grip tape, which can also be picked up at a hardware store.
I was able to build the entire piece with materials I already had, however if you are buying all the materials from a store it should still be very budget friendly and affordable.
If you’d like to check out the whole showcase video of this calf block you can do that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwodO6F7d54
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