If you're on a limited budget but still want all the latest workout equipment, try making your own. Assembling homemade exercise equipment is easier than you might think. Most of the items you need are available at your local hardware store for under $20.
Here are some suggestions for building your own exercise equipment:
Learn how to use your new workout tool by checking out our medicine ball exercise library.
Assembly (For a 24-inch box)
Check out all the ways you can use your jump box through our plyometrics guide.
Tires are the easiest items to acquire because tire dealers, farmers and construction sites are usually willing to give them away for free to avoid paying for disposal. Some will even bring used tires to you. You can get tires of all sizes, from regular size for throwing and dragging to large 300- to 500-pound truck and tractor tires for flipping and jumping. Before hunting for used tires, make sure you have a way to transport your new training tool, at least 10 square yards of space for training and a storage area.
Learn more about tire training.
This equipment may not be fancy, but it will get the job done. When you use homemade exercise equipment, you’ll take more pride in your workouts since you’re using equipment you constructed yourself.