A Hyperbaric chamber is a land-based sealable pressure vessel with a hatch
large enough for people to enter and exit, and an air compressor to raise the
internal air pressure.
It's taken me a while, but with the World Cup and Tour de France out the way, the time has come to build RobbyRicc's Hyperbaric Chamber. You may have heard various athletes refer to their training quarters as "The House of Pain", "The Torture Chamber", The Laboratory", "The Sweat Shop", "The Man Cave". I needed a name which represented a high performance centre as a breeding ground of excellence and pushing the limits of human endurance. And something where there was a constant form of pressure.
Pine boards 3 x 2.4m x 380 (backshelves)
Pine boards 3 x 2.4m x 530 (main shelves)
SA Pine 3 x (32 x 32) x 2.4m (back shelving borders)
SA Pine 3 x (32 x 32) x 3m (main shelving borders)
SA Pine 3 x (32 x 69) x 3m (posts/struts)
Mucky doing calculations for the pieces of wood that Builders Warehouse would need to cut to size.
Here's what BW charged. R2k on the nose. Not bad. If I had bought the wobbly standalone shelves that would have set me back about an extra grand. If I had someone do the shelves for me (that wasn't related), that would have been about double.
Every man worth his salt should get a jigsaw. Those things are the bomb.
Also, for those technically savvy out there, I figured out my FTP (Functional Threshold Pace). In a nutshell you smash yourself to bits for 20 minutes on the turbo trainer and take note of the average watts you push out. 5% off that and *hey presto* you get your FTP. Mine worked out to 266 watts which is the same as an above average junior school cheerleader on a sugar high.
There is much work to be done!
Getting ready to roll,