DIY Home Gym In A Box

Nice one.





Nice one.




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DIY: Home-made Gym Equipment II.

The DIY fun continues.

Home-made heavy bag : like hitting a real opponent.John Fike has done it again; this time reconstructing that staple of many a home gym : the heavy bag. Many years ago my dad put a large punching bag in the garage, and filled it with coarse sand. It...
LAHF: home-made chinning bar.This looks great - Jim's latest DIY addition to the home gym, the Hanging Pull-up Bar. You'll never look at the rafters the same way again....
From the Archives : DIY Gym Equipment.This series looks at some of my favourite articles from this site; updated to include new developments and other changes. I hope you enjoy it. There's something inherently satisfying about building things yourself. Perhaps this is best seen in the...


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