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DIY Mass Gainer: You Make the Shake, and Your Body Makes the Muscle

If weight gain is your goal, increased calories are the game plan. You can take pre-mixed mass gainers or get creative with these DIY mass gainer recipes.

Updated: February 24, 2024 By: Chelsea Rae Bourgeois, MS, RDN, LD

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DIY Weight Bench: Build Your Own Bench 

Interested in making your own DIY weight bench? Learn how to create a bench that aligns with your fitness needs.

Updated: August 4, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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DIY Pulling Blocks: Make Your Own Functional Blocks

Pulling blocks can take your workout experience to a new level, but they’re not cheap. So save money by learning how to make DIY pulling blocks.

Updated: August 4, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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DIY Weight Vest: Make Your Own Weighted Vest 

Interested in a weighted vest but don’t want to spend a lot of money? You can make your own! Create a DIY weight vest using our step-by-step guide.

Updated: August 2, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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DIY Weight Plates: Make Your Own Concrete Weights

Iron cast plates and bumper plates can get expensive. So why not make your own DIY weight plates? Learn how to do that here!

Updated: August 1, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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DIY Lat Pulldown: Save Money, Get Pumped

Got spare parts laying around from some of your fitness equipment? Consider building your very own DIY lat pulldown machine.

Updated: July 28, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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Monkii Bars DIY: Make a TRX System for Under $16

Looking for a budget-friendly TRX System? Learn how to make a Monkii Bars DIY now for less than $16.

Updated: July 31, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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DIY J-Hook Liners: Protect Your J-Cups

Is the knurling on your barbell getting worn down from your j-cups? Learn how to make DIY j-hook liners that can better protect your home gym equipment.

Updated: July 21, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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Are You Feeling Creative? Check Out Our DIY Gym Equipment Glossary (2024)

Are you ready to ditch the gym membership and go all-in on at-home workouts? Well, to get all the equipment you both need and want, it’s not going to be cheap. But fear not, that’s where our DIY gym equipment tutorials and step-by-step instructions come in.Since the humble beginnings of Garage Gym Reviews, founder Coop Mitchell has shared DIY projects to show you how to create solid homemade gym equipment,  » Read more about: Are You Feeling Creative? Check Out Our DIY Gym Equipment Glossary (2024)  »

Updated: August 4, 2023 By: Lauren Strong, CPT

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DIY Pulley System: Make Your Own Cable Machine 

Not ready to spend hundreds of dollars on a pulley system? No problem. Learn how to create a DIY pulley system for under 30 bucks.

Updated: July 20, 2023 By: Jessica Thomas, MPH

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19 Tips and Tricks on How to Soundproof a Home Gym

If you’re getting noise complaints from the neighbors or roommates about your garage gym, here’s some solutions on how to soundproof a home gym.

Updated: May 26, 2023 By: Caine Wilkes, OLY, USAW-L1

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Warm Up Your Gym: Here’s How to Insulate a Garage Gym

We talked to experts to get the scoop on the best methods of insulation for your home gym. Read on to find out how to insulate a garage properly.

Updated: May 1, 2023 By: Caine Wilkes, OLY, USAW-L1

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