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Romford builder constructs complete home gym out of wooden pallets

Albert built four fully functional machines: a squat rack, an incline bench, a flat bench and a chest press rack. Picture: Paul Edwards/The Sun

Albert built four fully functional machines: a squat rack, an incline bench, a flat bench and a chest press rack. Picture: Paul Edwards/The Sun

Paul Edwards/The Sun

When gyms closed as lockdown began, a 25-year-old builder from Romford decided to build his own from just wooden pallets in his back yard.

Staying fit: The two Romford brothers show off their muscles. Picture: Paul Edwards/The SunStaying fit: The two Romford brothers show off their muscles. Picture: Paul Edwards/The Sun

Keen not to let himself become a couch potato, Albert Pritchard found 10 pallets and wooden crates in a skip and decided to put them to good use.

He said: “I live for the gym, so when it was shut because of lockdown, I made my own out of wooden crates. Luckily I had some of my own weights in the garage but I built literally everything you see!”

With just the unwanted pallets and some screws, Albert built four fully functional machines: a squat rack, an incline bench, a flat bench and a chest press rack.

On and off, he spent five days constructing it, but he insists: “If I can do it, anyone can!”

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