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A do-it-yourself attitude is fundamental to the Fitness Test Lab ethos. We as individuals are responsible for our own health and wellness, and we should routinely be experimenting and testing to find what works for our unique circumstances.

Recent DIY Articles

DIY lifting platform
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DIY Impact Massager for under $60
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How to Hang Gymnastic Rings
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DIY Wobble Board for Faster Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation
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Mario's Lab Notes:

Whenever possible, I try to build a new piece of fitness gear myself if it means I can save money on the total cost. Sometimes I'm successful, sometimes not. Whether or not DIY is the right approach for you will depend on how handy you are and what tools you have at your disposal.

However, DIY extends beyond building tools. Be willing to experiment with different fitness options, and only keep what works for you.