Anyone who knows this site must have seen me training with homemade equipment. I published articles and videos about home equipment before YouTube even appeared. Now, many years later, I am still demonstrating a few low-tech options. For example, I recently shared a short selection of homemade tools that I have used over the years. And it was this video that brought a lot of new traffic to the site. With that in mind, I believe it’s worth clarifying that, although I have been successful with home equipment, I do not publish these videos in the hope that everyone will rush to the home appliance store to create the same tools. There is a more important message that I would like to convey.
A selection of home equipment
Firstly, you will find a brief selection below. For a long time, site readers probably saw most of the equipment. Do not expect anything fantastic, but I will attest to the effectiveness of everything you see.
As a professional boxing trainer, I am not against buying and using trading equipment. I would never deceive an athlete, just to say that we use only home equipment. I pay particular attention to the fact that we will use everything that puts us in the best position to succeed. It just so happened that most of the extra work that we do (outside the ring) is relatively low-tech.
So, what is behind me and my athletes who train in a low-tech environment? The answer is simple. Do not be fooled into believing that you need something unusual to improve. If world-class athletes can succeed without modern equipment, you can too. Intangible assets, such as effort and discipline, will always be more valuable than even the most extravagant equipment and facilities.
In addition, even if there are tools that you would like to purchase (but maybe you cannot afford at the moment), there is still much that can be done without them. Never allow your inability to do everything you wanted to stop you from doing anything. In other words, instead of worrying about what you don’t have, you can make the most of what is in front of you. I firmly believe that there is always someone who does more, despite the fact that less. Use this assumption to light your own fire.
Contrary to what you might believe, I have never been a fan of making home equipment. I do not like this process. There were times when what I represented or wanted was not commercially available. When this happens, I take a problem-solving approach and try to find my own solution. And although this approach usually has a lot of curses, I usually get what works. Usually he is rude, but visually attractive, but he does his job.
And speaking as a trainer, doing the job is all that matters. This is a result-oriented business. We do not receive additional credit for style and flash. No one cares what methods are used. All that I remember is the results that you produce.
So far, so good.
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. ” – Warren Buffett