How To Make a Cable Weight Machine (5 Easy Steps)

 by Dr. Steve Hruby, D.C.

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We know resistance training is impossible without a cable machine. And we also know this global pandemic doesn’t allow us to go to gyms and have our training. But you know nothing is impossible in this world so buck up! Make your cable machine at home and start your workout sessions.

A cable machine is a versatile machine that offers a variety of exercises. This easy-to-use machine is ideal for beginners to weight and resistance training. It allows proper form and range of motion as well as gives proper support and balance to the body.

So, without wasting our time let me tell you the simple DIY steps to make your cable machine and get your dream muscles like Dwayne Johnson.

How to Make a DIY Cable Weight Machine

Decide Your Location

Decided the location in your house and now measures the height from the floor to the top. This measurement is mandatory as it will decide the length of the cable you are going to buy for your pulley system.

Things Required

The next is to buy the items you need to during your DIY task. As we all know quality raw material can make a quality end product so invest wisely.

What you need is:

  • A pair of carabiners
  • Pulley with a hook
  • 1 chain
  • 1 pair of wire cutters
  • A pair of rope clamps
  • 12 inches straight iron piece
  • Iron pipe T
  • Iron pipe flange
  • A wire rope
rope of exercise machine on metal carabiner

1. Make The Base

So, the base is the most critical part of the whole cable system. It depends on how much weight you will put the weight on the base. Just screw the iron pipe flange and straight pipe on the base. Now tighten the T that has two holes openings. Now once the weight is adjusted and the base is made let’s move to the next step.

2. Adjust The Cable

Move one end of the cable through the top of the T and move the cable through the other end. Attach the remaining cable to the clamp tightly. Then, feed the other end of the cable to the top of the pulley and make the loop. And secure your loop with the clamp.

3. Install It

You should have a hook screw to connect your pulley so it can be securely attached to your anchor point. In case, you have the rack or pullup bar, place the chain around the center of that place and connect it with the other carabiner.

Make sure that the base touched the floor and top of the cable should be below some inches of the pulley.

4. Use It

Just place one plate onto the base and secure the T on the top. Now place your cable to the opposite attachment or place it through the loop.

Now starts performing your exercise make sure to start with less weight.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Basic Equipment a Home Gym Needs?

The basics that all gyms need are:

woman unfolding yoga mat
  • Resistance bands
  • Yoga Mat
  • Dumbbells
  • A pill up bars
  • A workout bench

Is It Worth Having Home Gym Machines?

Home gym machines don’t require much space. It is ideal for beginners and the best thing is you can get fit in the solace of your home. Many people use a home gym for a whole-body workout without any other equipment.


Get happy!! You have happily installed your cable machine.

So, after reading this article you will love to practice different workout sessions on your DIY cable machine. And start your workout training at home.

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