Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY Hand Weights

I was watching a Zumba fitness commercial and they had these hand weights and I thought Ooooh I can make some of those.  So I bought a 1 1/2" PVC pipe, cut 2 11" lengths off of it, and bought 4 PVC caps.  I filled it with lead scraps, put the cups on tight, and I had a set of hand weights for my very own. Now I can work out my arms a bit more when I dance. I don't know how heavy the official ones are, but I made mine 2 Lb. each.

Oh I just looked them up. They call them 'toning sticks' and the 1 lb 'toning sticks' are $19.94 and the 2.5 'toning sticks' are $24.95. I spent $6.00 on mine, and the filler was scrap I had on hand. Not bad.  And I still have enough PVC pipe left to make another set or two.

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