|Written by Bill Hanks|
Fitness equipment is very expensive. You can make inexpensive fitness equipment with just a weigh scale and some other items from around the home. You need the scale to get equal weights. This tutorial article will give instructions on how to make some fitness equipment.
Weighted Jump Rope; Cut a piece of garden hose about eight feet in length. Measure out two to two and a half rounds of sand. Place the sand inside the hose. Now using gray duct tape, tape up the ends tightly. Weighted ropes are great for developing cardiovascular fitness. It also strengthens arm, leg, and upper body muscles.
Milk Jug weights; Plastic jugs are great to use as weights. Especially if they have the handles on them. Once again weigh out the sand and put equal amounts in each jug. Weigh the jug with the sand in them You want about five pounds. Using a marker, mark the number five on the jug. You can also use smaller jugs, too. Milk jugs can be used as free weights. You can use them for curls and other exercises. They are great for doing toe raises and half squats. You can also use one on an incline board for sit ups.
Wrist curls; You need a sixteen inch broomstick, and a 36 inch string or strong nylon cord. On the end of the string tie a two or three pound weight. With the other end of the string tie, and then tape it to the broomstick. You can use this to develop wrist and forearm strength. You just roll up the weight on the stick and let it back down, while the weight is held suspended.
Soup can hand weights; Fill empty soup cans with mortar or cement. You can then paint the cans and place the weight of the can on it. You can then use these cans when you walk or jog.
Weighted Vest; You will need a hunting vest with large pockets. Take plastic soap bar holders and put concrete or sand in them. Tape them up well again using duct tape. Next, place them evenly in the vest. You don't want them to slide around. You use the vest when you walk or jog.
These are just a few ideas for making fitness equipment.