Anyone out there building their own DIY exercise equipment?

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    Anyone out there building their own DIY exercise equipment?

    My wife and two sons are moving out of apartment living, and finally getting a house (albeit still renting). I am pretty excited, particularly about the fact that I have a basement, with a separate room big enough for an exercise room!

    My wife is post-natal and is hoping to get back into more serious fitness after some time away. I was thinking as a Christmas present to build her a ballet bar in the exercise room. Pretty basic really, just needs a 4 inch dowling and some brackets (plus some paint).

    I was checking it out and saw a design for a balance beam (for artistic gymnastics) which doesn't seem so complicated either. Also I have seen some more basic stuff like building step/jumping boxes.

    Anyone have any other similar projects on the go? Or in the plans?

    I am trying to think if there is anything else to build in. It would be cool to have a full workout studio down there.

    #2
    I've added stall bars to my gym. Easy to do and along the lines of what you are already doing. There are several DIY pages that show how to build them.

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      #3
      Here is my homemade gear. No projects atm.

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        #4
        Cool stuff, my problem is that I don't know the exact dimensions of the house that I am moving into.

        I am pretty sure I could do a chin up bar in the basement, but not so sure about other climbing stuff. I might try to building a wall outside eventually.

        A peg board would be neat though.

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          #5
          CaptainCanuck this DIY gym equipment playlist may help. It's from the B.U.F.F Dudes. LINK
          Hope these help.

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            #6
            Kakarot Thanks for the link, I saw their video for box jumps and plan to make one down the road. The other stuff looks good too.

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              #7
              It depends on whether you plan to do calisthenics or weightlifting.
              Calisthenics is pretty easy:
              -Puzzle piece foam mats
              -Jump rope
              - Pull up bar
              -Any other misc exercise equipment you find useful like a box or weight vest
              Weightlifting generally you’ll additionally want at minimum:
              -Adjustable dumbbells (in 5lb increments up to whatever weight you can do)
              -Adjustable bench
              Olympic style weightlifting you’ll additionally want at minimum:
              -5-7ft barbell (2in barbells can take more weight)
              -Squat Rack
              -Horse stall mats (nobody wants to fix chipped floors)
              -Weight plates in the following quantities:
              -45lb x4
              -25lb x2
              -10lb x2
              -5lb x4
              -2.5 x2 (optional)
              -Clips to keep the plates on
              -Flat or adjustable bench

              Make sure you measure your space before you order something. I’ve seen plenty of horror stories of people knocking a hole in a wall by accident. Also weigh your plates before use. I nearly screwed up my back because 5 of my 45lb plates are actually 46lb and one is actually 44.
              Edit: Buy used equipment unless it shows excessive wear. You shouldn’t pay >$1 per lb for plates.

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