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Mad Max Vibes At Kyiv's Scrap-Metal Gym

An outdoor gym on the Dnipro River has locals flocking to pump upcycled Soviet steel.

An outdoor gym on the Dnipro River has locals flocking to pump upcycled Soviet steel.
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The rugged machines give the gym a distinctive Mad Max vibe. 
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The rugged machines give the gym a distinctive Mad Max vibe. 

The Kachalka gym has around 200 makeshift exercise machines spread through the trees of Venetsiansky Island on the Dnipro River. 
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The Kachalka gym has around 200 makeshift exercise machines spread through the trees of Venetsiansky Island on the Dnipro River. 

A man pumping iron in the alfresco gym. In 1965, a new metro line across the Dnipro allowed access to the island, which soon became a popular picnic spot. 
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A man pumping iron in the alfresco gym. In 1965, a new metro line across the Dnipro allowed access to the island, which soon became a popular picnic spot. 

An 83-year-old showing the youngsters how it's done. The gym began with a single chin-up bar in the the late 1960s. 
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An 83-year-old showing the youngsters how it's done. The gym began with a single chin-up bar in the the late 1960s. 

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