Olympic Weights Made From Bottles

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Introduction: Olympic Weights Made From Bottles

This is an instructable for how to make a olympic weight. The parts are easily found in the bin.
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Step 1: Materials

Materials:
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;

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

Step 2: Prepare the Handle

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

Step 3: Prepare the Mortise's Cover

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

1 - Glue the covers in the pipe.

Step 5: Fill the Bootles

1 - Fill the bootles with the rocks.

Step 6: Mount the Olympic Weight

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

Step 7: Exercise

Exercise

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    13 Discussions

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    balangaz
    balangaz

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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(+-).

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    Xonah
    Xonah

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    DEFDOM DELTA
    DEFDOM DELTA

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

    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.

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    Liam Wolf
    Liam Wolf

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    greatpanda
    greatpanda

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Shagglepuff
    Shagglepuff

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Liam Wolf
    Liam Wolf

    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sideways
    sideways

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    UltraMagnus
    UltraMagnus

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    kreationism
    kreationism

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    willofgod
    willofgod

    13 years ago on Introduction

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

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    cry_wolf
    cry_wolf

    13 years ago on Introduction

    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.