Some of you may wonder…”what are all of these? It looks like construction project gone bad or something.” Believe it or not, this is a big chuck of my home gym. Well this isn’t the whole tool box I have (Carl the 20 lb homemade Medicine Ball is over at Seth Crook’s house, where Seth is planning new workouts for us). Seth also has Devon (the other Slosh Tube). And I do have some other traditional Medicine Balls, a Physioball, and some small Barbells.
But now for my favorite friends above. For starters, in the back is Adam, my 2nd Slosh Tube – weighing in at just under 30 lbs. His newer partner, “Mini-Me” is just in front of him. Mini Me is a 10 lb miniature Slosh Tube and I have yet to test him out (still waiting for some PVC cement to dry and plug the last leaky spot). More on Mini-Me later!
The homemade Parallettes are off to the right and I have had them for a number of years actually…I just thought they would look good in the picture. I never did name them…hmm…I don’t know. Any ideas?
To the left are my new Macebells. Thor is 19 lbs and is good for almost all the exercises we will be recording soon. The traditional swing is still hard at that weight for me, so I found an old pole weighing only 10 lbs (my old satellite company once had in my yard to hold my satellite dish years ago). It was just up in the rafters in my pole barn. All I had to do is remove an attachment at the one end. It was perfect for 2 reasons: Only 10 lbs and free!!
Remember you get to name your homemade equipment, but sometimes it is harder than usual. All my other pieces just made sense to me. There is a story behind Carl, Devon, & Adam. Thor is sorta cheesy and obvious, but works for me. Mini Me is also cheesy and a blatant rip-off from Austin Powers, but again, it works for me.
So please share your ideas for names for the lighter Macebell and the Paralletes.
And email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some photos of your homemade equipment. Anybody make your own Slosh Tube yet?