DIY exercise equipment

November 19, 2009 at 2:03 am 6 comments

The WaPo profiles Hard Training Club in the Adams Morgan district of Washington, D.C., which distinguishes itself from other gyms by the fact that “virtually everything in the place is homemade.” Take, for instance, the multi-purpose monkey bars constructed from salvaged parts, or the 20-lb medicine balls made from old basketballs. After cutting a slot to fill the basketball with sand, it is sealed with Liquid Nails (“It shuts it like a Band-Aid”) and bandaged with Duct Tape.

The end result is an improvement over most commercial brands because they don’t bounce, hence they can be used for an exercise called “slam ball,” which involves smacking a ball to the ground with all of your power, scooping it up and repeating. Plus, medicine balls are the first step toward making tornado balls, another project Schuler hopes to tackle. The idea is to enclose the ball in a basketball net and run a string from one side so you can whip it around.

Read more about workouts with DIY equipment here.

(via Exuberant Animal Facebook fan page)


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lauren  |  November 19, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Great video discovery!

  • 2. jleeger  |  November 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    JR, not sure if you saw this on the EA FaceBook page:

    Coach Ross Enamait’s EXTENSIVE DIY exercise equipment list:

    And “gruntbrain’s grotto” – EA’er Jeff Crews is on this page! –

  • 3. J.R. Atwood  |  November 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I missed those links, Josh. Great resources!

  • 4. discount squash rackets  |  June 11, 2010 at 4:55 am

    It is a great review i have first time read this type of reviews.

  • 5. Phillypyg  |  December 14, 2010 at 7:09 am

    This looks cool so far…
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  • 6. Mario Molen  |  July 5, 2011 at 4:35 am

    There certainly are ways to create aerobic cardio exercises a lot more interesting. Bring some alter and break the monotony. For instance, you could attempt including a few sessions of weight training in your normal routine. That assists to prevent the monotony and makes it a lot more interesting whilst helping you to have an increased heart rate and burns your fat too.


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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