Not all sports facilities have enough time for gym and home workouts require certain equipment, the cost of which is quite high. The most popular are free weights. They are involved in almost all exercises. And if you buy sports gear in the near future is not planned, should not stop exercising. To make dumbbells you can with your hands from pretty cheap materials. It is enough to familiarize with instructions on how and what they do.
- Weights of plastic bottles with their hands
- Rod from plastic bottles
- Collect shells of concrete
- Metal dumbbells with your hands
- General advice and guidelines of building of dumbbells at home
Weights of plastic bottles with their hands
Regular plastic bottles can, with minimal monetary costs in the short term to do a dumbbell that can be used immediately. Most importantly, it’s good to lock the design elements so it was not destroyed during training.
To build one of the plastic shell you will need: 2 bottles, duct tape or electrical tape, filler.
Step-by-step instructions for making bells from plastic bottles:
Before the start of classes you should carefully check all the connections to the filler are not “leaked”.
Rod from plastic bottles
Conventional bottles made of plastic are suitable not only for the collection of dumbbells, but barbells. The projectile weighs much more, so the amount of source material increases.
To build the rod you will need: at least 8 plastic bottles, the neck, the material for the filler, electrical tape or duct tape.
Instructions for making rods of plastic material:
To navigate the choice of material is quite difficult. The approximate weight of a dumbbell or barbell can be calculated based on the data presented:
The weight of two-liter plastic bottles with various fillings:
- water — 1,997;
- compacted sand — 3,360;
- wet sand — 3,840;
- gravel (pisanica) — 2,600;
- lead — 22,800.
The mass is given in kilograms.
Collect shells of concrete
The cement Foundation allows you to more heavy dumbbells and barbells, rather than using plastic bottles. Pancakes are not only more impressive weight, but look much more impressive. They are cast from cement mortar in a special form, which is located inside the neck. The disadvantage of this design is that the load of the projectile cannot be adjusted or made to fit someone else.
To start working with a different weight, you will need to make a new barbell or dumbbells. The weights, in fact, turn out an individual, but still quite brittle and “friable”. The last disadvantage can be eliminated by introduction into the solution of PVA glue. And if classes are not held on the principle of powerlifting, when a shell thrown on the floor, then it will last quite a long time.
For the manufacture of concrete weights (weights) you will need: a metal pipe with required length, bolts or screws, cement mortar, PVA, and form for otlivanija of cargo.
Step-by-step instructions for making cement shells:
The shells poured into two-litre form, can weigh about 5 lbs. Exact weight due to the composition of the involved compounds.
To perform the “walk of the farmer”, not necessarily to make bombs. Enough to take two regular cans and hung on a stick. You can use tires filled with sand or any other filler. Other exercises with a similar structure to execute difficult. They require the dedication of a full of dumbbells.
Metal dumbbells with your hands
When sports become a regular, there is a need to acquire more professional shells or to make such metal. They are virtually indistinguishable from the factory. The difference is that it will cost dumbbells, hand made, and much cheaper. From one tube you can simultaneously make and fretboard, and pancakes. Best metal to make patterned dumbbell.
To make the shells, you need to prepare in advance: thin-walled tube having a diameter slightly larger than the neck which is better to take the metal rod, the retaining locks and mild steel. Work on construction of the dumbbells should be in the metal workshop.
Step by step instructions:
Manufactured in the described way dumbbells are just as good as factory, and allow you to work with small and big weight.
General advice and guidelines of building of dumbbells at home
The best without any doubt the shells are metal, but they are much harder to manufacture than other designs. Need not just to make the disks, and to choose the right width of pancakes, efficiently carry gate locks according to calculations. It is recommended not to increase the width and diameter of the disk. You can make a few hard and few small pancakes.
Dumbbells to look presentable, detail sanded and painted. It is only slightly heavier creation process and increase the cost of the shells, but they will look better than factory, and the price to be much lower. Classes with these items will bring more pleasure, and therefore motivation and the effect of exercise will increase.
Do not waste time and effort to create dumbbells weighing up to 100 lbs. Assembly Instructions of such structures on the Internet abound, but it is better to make the bar with the expectation of 200-300 kilo to perform a deadlift. The dumbbells for these loads are not suitable. And if you drag iron, it has a serious projectile, that is the post.
If so, you can purchase a stamp with a handle in the store, and pancakes or make your own or order in the Studio. The quality of the handle promotes comfortable classes, and homemade pancakes considerably reduce the total cost of the projectile.