It’s been almost five years since I first video taped the do-it-yourself one arm rollers. In the time since, there have been several discussions on the forum regarding handle upgrades for added comfort and convenience. When I first built the wheels, I admittedly opted for the fastest and easiest handle option (duct tape). I still have the original wheels that I used over 5 years ago and they have held up very well. I do realize however that there are better handle options available.
Below is a video tutorial that was sent to me earlier in the week that shows how to build a PVC style handle. The instructions throughout the video are detailed and easy to follow. Thanks to Kyle for the video.
Another video was emailed to me that shows how a traditional wheel can be converted into a single arm roller. The only question mark that I might have would be the strength of this wheel when performing one arm standing rollouts (particularly for larger athletes or those adding weighted vests). I will update this thread if I get around to testing this wheel style.
If you are unfamiliar with this kind of wheel and what you can do with it, take a look at this past article from the site:
You will also find several progressions and exercise variations within this past video:
Lastly, for those who are new to the site, you can find many more homemade equipment ideas at the link below. If anyone has any additional equipment ideas, pass them along and I will update the site.22 comments