Homemade Slam Ball

Homemade Slam Ball

byBrandon Heavey|August 29, 2014Over a year ago I started a project to build my own slam ball.  And by started, I mean I purchased some of the supplies on a whim and then let them sit for months collecting dust.  In fact, out of frustration, my wife inflated a couple of the small basketballs I...
Build a Pull Up Bar: Construction

Build a Pull Up Bar: Construction

byBrandon Heavey|October 9, 2013Ok, the long awaited finale in the pull up bar series. Thus far, I’ve covered: materials, tools, anchoring and design – now it’s time to walk you through construction. You probably this guessed already but, the construction process is unique for...
Homemade PVC Parallettes

Homemade PVC Parallettes

byBrandon Heavey|August 27, 2013Whether you’re a crossfitter looking to get in more gymnastics skill time or someone looking to outfit your home gym with a new piece of equipment, parallettes are a great option.  You can build the rock solid pvc parallettes outlined below for less than $30 in...
Jerk Box / Pulling Block Costs

Jerk Box / Pulling Block Costs

byBrandon Heavey|July 23, 2013I recently posted about my homemade jerk boxes / pulling blocks.  After receiving a few requests for my exact materials costs, I figured I’d put together a quick post outlining them.  The items listed below are exactly what I purchased from my local Home Depot...
Jerk Boxes / Pulling Blocks / Jerk Blocks

Jerk Boxes / Pulling Blocks / Jerk Blocks

byBrandon Heavey|May 7, 2013Motivation A few months back I attended the USAW Level 1 Certification at Waxman’s Gym.  Besides really enjoying the cert, I also came to appreciate the benefit of weightlifting technique work from pulling blocks.  Though I pissed a couple of months away day...