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Build your own fitness equipment

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Build the strength and endurance to take part in all your adventures.

Medicine Ball

What You’ll Need:

  • An old soccer ball, volleyball or basketball
  • Air nozzle to let the air out of the ball
  • Pointy scissors
  • Funnel
  • Enough sand to fi ll the ball
  • Screwdriver
  • Paper towels or old rags
  • Light sandpaper
  • Inner-tube patch kit

What You’ll Do:

1. Let all the air out of the ball. With the scissors, poke a hole in the ball just big enough to fit the funnel in. Pour as much sand into the
ball as you can.

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2. Using the screwdriver, poke the paper towels or rags tightly into the ball. This will fill any empty space in the ball.

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3. Sand and clean the area around the hole so you can get a strong seal when you apply the rubber patch. Following the directions on the patch kit, cover and seal the hole. You are now ready to toss your medicine ball.

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Jump Rope

What You’ll Need:

  • Ten feet of 1⁄4″ or 5⁄16″ polyester rope. You can shorten the rope to fit your height.
  • Two 1⁄2″ x 7″ PVC pipes
  • Two 3⁄8″ non-galvanized washers
  • Electrical tape, to keep the rope ends from unraveling

What You’ll Do:

1. Tightly tape both ends of the rope. Push the rope through the PVC pipes and the washers. Tie a knot on the ends of the rope, and your jump rope is complete.

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Wrist Roller

What You’ll Need:

  • 1-gallon milk jug
  • 1″ x 2″ x 16″ board
  • Hand saw
  • Sandpaper
  • 6′ of strong cord

What You’ll Do:

1. Cut the board to size and sand it.

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2. Tie the cord to the jug handle and onto the center of the board.

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3. Fill the milk jug with water until it is the desired weight. Your wrist roller is complete.

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10 Comments on Build your own fitness equipment

  1. If you have kids using these I wouldn’t use cement. The sand will not hurt nearly as bad if dropped on your foot. I’m still laughing at the “never rotting pumpkin” comment.

  2. smart people here I see

  3. Awesome!!!

  4. U can use ur schl bag filled with books as a weight 4 ur leg workouts as lunges,squats & calf raises !

  5. EG Cub Scout // January 2, 2015 at 11:19 am // Reply

    Cool I’m rating this🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  6. This is Odom dood

  7. Awsome!!!!!!!👍👍😃😄😄😀😉

  8. First Class Scout, Appalachian Mountain Vampire Bat Patrol, Troop 427 // December 27, 2014 at 5:50 pm // Reply

    These are really great ideas. I took a basketball and filled it with quick drying concrete and cement. Then I took acrylic paint and drew a face on it. I use it as my never rotting leather covered Halloween pumpkin. My never rotting leather covered Halloween Pumpkin weighs about the same as a ten pin bowling ball– about thirty pounds to fifty pounds of concrete and cement. Then, I use a heavy duty commercial grade steel chain link chain and anchor my never rotting pumpkin to my fence post as my Halloween Pumpkin decoration. I use a flood light to make my pumpkin visible during Halloween. It is really great to have a never rotting Halloween pumpkin. I have a second basketball that I filled with quick drying concrete and cement to use as a “boulder style” fitness shot put. My personal best in physical fitness is to throw with one arm a thirty pound basketball (ten pin bowling ball) shot put about twenty-seven (27) feet. These are really great fitness ideas.

  9. First Class Scout, Black and White Orca Patrol, Troop 872 // December 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm // Reply

    These are really great ideas. It is really neat on how to make a homemade shot put out of sand and a deflated leather soccer ball. Instead of using sand, if a person uses quick drying sidewalk cement and puts the cement inside of the leather soccer ball or leather volleyball, a person can make a fitness ball that weighs the same amount as a concrete and cement bowling ball (a fitness ball that weighs between fifteen pounds and fifty pounds). These are really great ideas.

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