A lot of The Daily HIIT and BodyRock.tv workouts use a piece of equipment called the Lebert Equalizer. And while I would love to have one of my very own, I live in Hawaii and they don’t ship here (the downside of paradise!). So I decided to make my own homemade HIIT equalizer.
The equalizer is a great piece of equipment. It’s easy to store in a closet (I hang mine by their feet from the hanger rod), and because it is two separate pieces, you can customize where they are in relation to each other for pull ups, push ups, knee tucks, and many other different exercises. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing all the different exercises that can be done using this very simple piece of equipment.
So, now that you’re sold on the equalizer (but perhaps not the price), let’s get started making our very own homemade HIIT equalizer. Be sure to read through the instructions below first before heading off to the hardware store.
Homemade HIIT Equalizer Instructions
Here’s how you can make your own too. All you need is the following from you local hardware store:
- Two 20” PVC pieces
- Four 24” PVCpieces
- Eight 7” PVC pieces
- Four T PVC connectors
- Four 90 degree PVC elbows
- Eight PVC end caps
- One can of PVC Pipe Cement (make sure it’s one that does not require primer)
I used 1.5” PVC, but you could also use 2” if you need. You could also adjust the height for your preference… customize any way you like! You can even paint it any color you wish.
One customization I’ll be making is to leave one of the end caps on each unglued so I can add weight with sand.
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