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DIY Workout Equipment Ideas You Need To Try

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Are you looking to add some new workout equipment to your garage gym or home workout room but don’t want to spend a fortune?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  We have done the research and searched the web to compile a list of the greatest DIY workout equipment ideas that you need to try and can easily make yourself.

DIY Workout Equipment Ideas You Need To Try

DIY Medicine Ball

DIY Medicine Ball

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A medicine ball can be used in many different strength training and conditioning exercises.  Medicine balls are usually sold from around 2-25lbs.  With this tutorial, you’ll be able to create a medicine ball at home with just an old basketball, a funnel and some sand.  You can even make different weights by adding different amounts of sand in each.

If you don’t want to get sandy and DIY this yourself, you can buy a good 12 lb medicine ball for less than $25.

DIY Plyo Box

DIY Plyo Box

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If you’re into plyometrics, you’ll need to add a plyo box to your garage gym.  This excellent tutorial will help you build plyo boxes out of plywood for just $35.

DIY Weight Rack

DIY Weight Rack

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A weight rack or weight tree is essential to your garage gym to keep your plates organized.  This tutorial will help you create a beautiful looking weight tree with just a few 2 x 4s, wooden dowels and some wood screws.

If you don’t want to build one of these, this is a good option for less than $40.

DIY Pullup Bar

DIY Pullup Bar

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Every home gym needs a pull up bar.  This excellent tutorial will help you build your own pullup bar that has four different hand grips.  Just attach it to your support beams in your ceiling and you’re good to go!

Compare this to my favorite ceiling pull up bar with tons of different grip positions.

DIY Squat Rack

DIY Squat Rack

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Now this massive creation is just beautiful but will take some more advanced carpentry skills.  Follow this tutorial to create a squat rack / power rack for your garage gym.

DIY Treadmill Desk

DIY Treadmill Desk

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Are you someone that would like to get some work done while getting some cardio in?  Don’t we all?! This amazing DIY Treadmill Desk tutorial will have you up and walking & working in no time.

If you’d rather purchase one, I’d suggest this treadmill desk for around $40, but if you want the best treadmill desk in the industry, go with this option.  It has the best ratings out of any treadmill desk I’ve seen on the market.

DIY Punching Bag

DIY Punching Bag

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This tutorial will help you create the best looking DIY Punching bag I’ve ever seen and it only comes out to around $20 to make!

However, if sewing heavy duty material together isn’t your thing, the best quality punching bag I’ve seen that’s of good quality would be the Muay Thai punching bag.

DIY Agility Ladder

DIY Agility Ladder

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Looking to improve your footwork? Make a DIY Agility ladder with some nylon webbing and a sewing machine.

If you don’t feel like your sewing machine skills are up to par, I’d suggest this agility ladder that costs less than $30 and comes with a case, book and carrying bag.

DIY Rowing Machine

DIY Rowing Machine

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Now this is crazy!  Someone really built a rowing machine out of wood and rope.  It does require a lot of materials which could cost around $100 to make but wouldn’t it be cool to say you built your own rowing machine?  Check out the tutorial here.

DIY Weight Bench

DIY Weight Lifting Bench

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Follow this tutorial to build a weight lifting bench that can hold up to 300 lbs with some wood and brackets.

The alternate would be buying one like this for around $155 (this is my recommendation if you decide to go the lazy route and buy one).

DIY Gym Mirror

DIY Gym Mirrors

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Everyone garage gym or workout room at home needs a good wall of mirrors.  Let’s be real, when you’re working out, you like to look at yourself to make sure you have good form and check to see how good you look when you flex your new muscles.  Duh.

This tutorial will help you create a wall of mirrors with cheaper IKEA mirrors.  Wall size mirrors can cause hundreds of dollars so this hack will save you a LOT of money.

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