Introduction: Olympic Weights Made From Bottles

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This is an instructable for how to make a olympic weight. The parts are easily found in the bin.

Step 1: Materials

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2 - Little bottles;
1 - A piece of PVC pipe with a internal diameter equal or next to the external diameter of the bootle (15 cm);
1 - Ground stone (2 kg);
1 - Some kind of glue;

1 - Saw;
1 - Heater (in my case, the stove );
1 - Something with a conical tip;

Step 2: Prepare the Handle

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1 -With a saw, cut a piece of piepe with 15 cm.
2 - Sandpaper the borders.

Step 3: Prepare the Mortise's Cover

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1- Heat the tip of the tube until it soften.
2 - With the help of something conical, widen the tip of the tub until fit the cover of the boobtle.
3 - Do it at the other side.

Step 4: Glue the Covers

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1 - Glue the covers in the pipe.

Step 5: Fill the Bootles

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1 - Fill the bootles with the rocks.

Step 6: Mount the Olympic Weight

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1 - Screw the pipe in the bottles.
2 - If you prefer, fill the bootles with water to do it more weight.

Step 7: Exercise

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balangaz (author)2010-09-05

In the eastern europe, the olympic wl training starts at the age of 9 with acrobatics exercices. There is no maximum weight for a 10 y/o boy, the maximum will increace with training. Also, by the age of 13 (+-), the kid will develope greater mass on the lower part os the body, as for the developement of the upper part goes around the age of 16(+-).

Xonah (author)2009-08-29

Not to much, i would suggest like MAX 5kg (11lbs).

DEFDOM DELTA (author)2008-09-03

This is excellent! I was curious if you knew approximately what weight these fail? (fall apart?) or if they do?

actsofsubterfuge (author)2008-08-24

Hah. I thought the bottles were full of croutons at first. Interesting concept. When I was studying abroad and didn't have access to a gym I filled 2 litre bottles with water and strapped them together for some basic lifts. Stone might have been a better choice though. Much heavier than water.

I don't know, don't doubt the heaviness of water.

greatpanda (author)2008-08-21

Um, olympic? Great ible for cheap weights, but I think superglue's tensile strength might fail under competition loads...

Shagglepuff (author)greatpanda2008-08-25

SUPERGLUE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU! The bottle might, though...

Liam Wolf (author)2008-08-15

This is great for people who don't or can't buy weights, or get to a gym for that matter. I have alot of bottles laying around, luckily, so I'll be giving this a go. Thanks.

sideways (author)2008-03-10

Great idea, and I can add weight later as I get stronger. Thanks for posting this :)

UltraMagnus (author)2008-01-29

nice, although lead shot would probably work better, but that can be expensive

j626no (author)2007-06-25

you could also try filling it with cement. my science teacher said that they used to fill old metal acetone cans with concrete and lift them with a steel bar (good cheap and effective). this is a really good idea though, great job.

willofgod (author)2007-06-25

You could keep the dirt from shifting by topping off with expanding foam.

cry_wolf (author)2007-06-24

Wow i'm impressed. Good work on the easy to follow instructable. I'm too cheap to buy my own weight set so this will sub right into my life perfectly.

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