5 Training Device Hacks to Save You Cash
Durable Sand Bags
- A military duffel bag measuring 6’ long and 20" wide (or larger)
- Various sections of truck or large vehicle tire inner tubes, five to eight feet or longer un-punctured sections of tubes
- Two hose clamps for each tube section
Equipment required - Left: Duffel bag; Right: Large vehicle tire inner tube.
- Fold and secure one end of the inner tube with a hose clamp. Be sure to tighten the clamp to maximal tension.
- Fill the inner tube with sand to the desired weight (i.e., 50, 100, or 150 pounds). Use a scale to determine weight of tube sections.
- Fold and secure the other end of the inner tube with the other hose clamp. Again, be sure to tighten the clamp as tight as possible. You can also add Gorilla or duct tape to offer another level of security.
- Load the military duffel bag with the sand-loaded inner tubes to the desired amount of total weight you want. That is, if you want a 150-pound sand bag, load a 100- and 50-pound inner tube bag into the duffel bag. Do the math, however it works for you.
- When you reach the desired total sand bag weight, secure the end of the duffel bag with a rope or other method.
Multi-Use Manual Resistance Device
- Five-foot length of 3/4” rope
- Two 3/4” washers
- Two 6" x 3/4” PVC pipe sections
Barbell Back Squat Assist Device
Thick Bar Training
- Cut it to the length you desire.
- Obtain a plastic PVC or metal electrical conduit pipe and cut it 1/2" shorter that the pool noodle length. Make sure the diameter of the PVC/conduit pipe is the same diameter of the center hole of the pool noodle.
- Slide the PVC/conduit pipe through the center hole of the noodle
Secure the ends with some type of plug and duct tape, and you have afoam roller for just a few cents.
Left: Threading the pipe through the center hole; Right: Securing the ends with duct tape.