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Make-shift exercise tool in these Corona times

I have a set of programs I alternate between at the gym, but now with the Corona virus and all, I have to find alternative ways to exercise.

At the same time, I don't want to invest in a lot of gear, because that costs money, and it is a pain to transport, when for example moving.

So I bought a weighted vest, 30 kilos. I've been using that on for example push-ups, to replace the effect of pushing 36 kilo dumbbells.

I figured I could use the same vest to create a make-shift dumbbell for lateral raises, biceps curling and sideways lifts (to build abs).

So here are the pictures of that process. First picture I've cut a broom handle in half, second and third I've taped the ends and the middle with some packing tape, fourth and fifth I've wrapped the thing in sports tape, sixth picture I've added a piece of orange medical tape to tell where the middle is, and final picture you have the vest, ready to be used as a dumbbell and curl bar.

Broom handle cut and saw, on a chair

Taped ends of cut broom handle

Taped centre of cut broom handle

Wrapped in sports tape

Another picture of wrapped in sports tape

Orange tape in the middle to mark the center

Lifting bar thread through the weighted vest



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