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    Primal2010 is offline Member
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    So I just crafted a few things for less than 100 bucks total that will last for a good long time.

    Homemade Sandbag
    1.) Acquire/buy a "seabag" or large green duffle bag used by the US military. Easy to acquire or cheap to buy (10-15 bucks)
    2.) Contractor grade trash bags (10-15 bucks)
    3.) Pea-Gravel or Sand (if you got a place to get it free, more power to ya)(15-20 bucks for 3-4 bags)
    4.) Duct Tape (5 bucks for a roll)
    Total = 40-55 dollars
    **Put 3-5 of the contractor bags inside the duffle bag first, add desired amount of gravel/sand/wood chips etc... tie each bag down seperately so you get 3-5 seals to prevent leakage, cinch down the duffle bag and duct tape the clasp OR a pad lock will work also.**

    Homemade Weight Sled
    1.) Find/Acquire an old wheel barrow, remove the axle and wheel and keep the bin. (Free...)
    2.) Find/Buy about 75-100 feet of rope (depends on how tall/short you are) (20 bucks to buy, free if you acquire)
    Total = 20 bucks
    **Punch/Drill Holes into the front of the sled to thread rope. (I put 2 sets of 2 holes, put both ends of the rope into the holes, and threaded the ends through the loop it created) Tie your rope as you want, I put knots every 2 feet and a handle at about 5-6 feet long (since I'm 5'6" doesn't need to be that long).**

    Total for both items (between 40-75 bucks). Some might not have to pay anything for these items as you might get them from junkyards etc...

    Hope this is useful to everyone.

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing that. I never would have thought that you could make your own sandbag. Where in the world did you come up with that? Do you have any cool workouts to do with it? Oh. How much sand do you put in it? Do you fill it up all the way?

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    I filled it up about 3/4 of the way full, its probably in the ballpark of 150-175lbs so it's rather heavy and unweildy (which is perfect). I used 4 bags of the pea gravel because it doesnt spill as easily as sand. This is a small list in order of liter to heavier fills you can use; wood chips, mulch, gravel, sand/dirt... I'm liking the gravel because its very hard to hold onto it which gets my grip really well, and the heavy bag forces you to use a row/deadlift style lift to get it above your waistline. If you got the hip snap and the power you could shoulder it (I'm not there yet). But mostly I pick it up and walk with it for as far as my grip will hold for as many tries as I can. This is basic but very demanding, you deadlift and row the weight (back/biceps/hamstrings etc...), then you gotta hold onto it to carry (hands, forearms, upper back/traps, biceps etc...) good stuff. Once you progress you can shoulder it and walk, press it overhead (good luck!), throw it, drag it...etc sky's the limit.

    I thought of it looking at the sandbags they have for sale online and thought of a way to recreate one for way less. which ended up being about 1/3 of the price of what you see online. So this way NO EXCUSES... heh... hell putting it together was a workout on it's own!

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