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sneezingstardust 01-14-2011 06:56 PM

Homemade fitness equipment
 
Have any of you guys ever made your own foam rollers or boards? If so, how did you make them and can you post details?

Much appreciated! :rockon:

Trevor Lane 01-14-2011 06:59 PM

Don't know about boards, but for rolling you can put a couple tennis balls in a sock and you can try to find a "pool noodle" and cut it down.
Haven't seen you around lately Sneezy, how ya been?

bamazav 01-14-2011 07:38 PM

I went to Walmart and purchased a pool noodle. Cut to the length I wanted. Cut a dowel and stuck it in the middle. The only draw back is that the 4- 6 inch diameter noodles are hard to find. Mine are about 2-3 inches.

Another thought, oh shoot, Trevor already shared about the Tennis balls and socks.

gaspers04 01-14-2011 10:12 PM

What kind of boards?

5kgLifter 01-15-2011 05:17 PM

For the rollers, you can just use a child's ball, beachball style hard ball; the smaller ones work well for the upper back and neck areas and the larger ones work for every other area.

Or, how about a yoga mat, just leave it rolled and if necessary place some doweling etc in the middle; they're generally made of foam to varying thicknesses.

Bodybygamma 01-15-2011 06:03 PM

I have used phone books for boards for bench press before. Just need some duct tape and make sure they don't get wet ;)

As for home made foam rollers, you can use pvc pipe, its pretty brutal, but if you layered it with a yoga mat or something shouldn't be too pain ful.

Bodybygamma 01-15-2011 06:04 PM

Also I use a rolling pin instead of a travel stick. Its awesome.

gaspers04 01-15-2011 06:08 PM

2x4s for me, there cheap enough.

bamazav 01-15-2011 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 107288)

Or, how about a yoga mat, just leave it rolled and if necessary place some doweling etc in the middle; they're generally made of foam to varying thicknesses.

Hmmm, good idea.

Since this thread is Titled- Homemade Fitness Equipment, What are some other pieces people have made?

Excuse the mess in the background, but here is a pic of my homemade reverse hyper table
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_dDhjzsh3gqU/TS.../gym%20009.JPG

sneezingstardust 01-15-2011 06:48 PM

Thanks for all the ideas, guys! I tried looking for a PVC pipe today but they were all quite large...I will search around. :)

In the meantime, has anyone ever used a pinroller (like for baking) in place of a foam roller? LOL I don't know what else to use for the time being.


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