*There are lots of DIY projects for building home gym equipment. You can save yourself some cash and have the satisfaction of knowing the the job was done right, when you do it yourself.
*I have three pieces of home made equipment that I use on a regular basis: PVC parallettes, a wrist roller, and a homemade medicine ball.
*The wrist roller was a straight-forward easy to accomplish project. 2″ PVC, cut to a 2′ length. Drill a hole in the middle. Thread nylon rope (enough to reach the floor with arms extended parallel to the deck), through the hole and out one end of the pipe. Tie a knot in the rope end, so it won’t slip out. Cap both ends. Wrap with athletic tape. This is great piece of equipment for improving wrist and forearm strength. Just clip on a weight and start turning.