I take pride in my homemade equipment, and believe that the objects I create can be even more useful than store bought, or gym equipment for me to create a functional body.
I'd like to share with you the objects I've made, and hope that you can gain some inspiration for building your own gear. If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments let me know.
Anchor points - Note really homemade, but super helpful.
Ab wheel 2.0 - Excellent for building a rock solid core.
Barbell Rack - Tidy storage is important too
Bulgarian Training bag - Cheap and versatile sandbag for strength and endurance training.
Climbing rope - Amazing for pulling strength
Dip bars - For big arms and chest, great alternative to push ups.
Dragging sled - A simple and cheap dragging sled for working on leg power.
Fat bars - Grip strength and general strength training.
Finger straps - Build strong fingers and work on individual fingers
Grip Strength Bag - No such thing as too much grip strength.
Gymnastic Rings -Build strong arms and a solid back for less than $25, not $100+.
Jump box - Plyometric training
Lifting platform - For Olympic lifting
Medicine Ball One and Two - A fun and versatile piece of equipment.
Mobility stick - PVC pipe and some tape, simple and effective.
Parallettes - Used for all kinds of gymnastics, and handstand push ups
Parallel Bars - Build in a power Rack
Peg board (climbing) - Excellent for training climbing strength, pull ups and lockouts.
Pinch training tool - For training pinch strength and the thumb
Plate storage (Vertical) - Keep your gym tidy
Plate storage (Rolling) - For bumper plates, change plates and dumbbells
Pull up frame - My most used piece of fitness gear.
Rock wall/hang board - Lots of fun and brutal on the grip
Rock wall - roof section - Lots of fun, heaps of new options for grip training.
Rope ladder - Fun and challenging alternative to pull ups
Rope swing - Swing from rope to rope
Sandbag - Everyone should workout with one of these.
Slam ball - A slightly stronger version of a medicine ball (bottom of the page).
Slosh Can - A weight which moves and fights against you as you workout with it. Build your stabilisers and practical strength.
Squat Stands (and Bench) - Much cheaper that a full cage
Stall bars (Swedish bars) - For gymnastics strength training
Technique plates - Light weight plywood plates for technique work
Tornado Ball - As simple as a medicine ball with rope and duct tape. For rotational strength.
Weight bell (pull ups and dips) - Easy solution to add weight to your pull ups and dips
Hope you enjoy.