To kick off Part 2 of our Mini Rogue Rack: Functional Family Fitness blog, I thought I’d give you some details about the finishing touches of this rad rack. When all was said and done, J actually built this rack in a weekend, but it did take a little longer to finish with painting and details. After he had the whole thing assembled, he essentially sanded the bejesus out of all the edges so there were no sharp edges - you know toddler heads and sharp/hard edges and all. Once the sanding was done, J painted the main rack with Rust-Oleum Lacquer Spray in Chinese Red so that it had a little shine to it that more resembled the metal Rogue one. We stumbled across Rust-Oleum FlexiDip and felt it was just too cool NOT to use, so we decided to put on the pull up bar to protect their tiny hands. He finished the pipe safeties and J cups in Black Rust-Oleum Lacquer Spray. Then just because we are ALL ABOUT branding here at S&I, we decided to deck the whole thing out with Scout & Indiana logos – for that we used Cricut Outdoor Vinyl (black and white) and Cricut Adhesive Foil Stainless (Silver). The J cups weren’t actually screwed into the final rack until everything was dry and we could measure the girls height and place them properly. For the barbells and weights, we used dowels and left over plywood and for kicks we decided to paint the weights in Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray so that we could write on them.
Of course we had to break it in right away, so here's a sampling of the exercises we've started teaching the girls
PULLUPS / MUSCLEUPS
So if you looked at the above pictures closely, you're probably a cross-fit expert by now - YOU'RE WELCOME JK - obviously we have some more practice to do, but it's a great way to get the kids started on understanding the importance of health and fitness as well as the importance of doing things together as a family If you are interested in making your own mini Rogue rack, don't hesitate to email us and we'd be happy to provide you measurements, specs, and details of this project!