Okay, so I am reading Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body right now and I realized how beneficial a kettlebell workout is. The gym I go to doesn’t have kettlebells so I was out of luck there. Online I saw them going anywhere from $25 for a 10lb bell all the way up to $90 for the 53lb bell I need.
Tim Ferriss includes in the book a home made option for the kettlebell:
1 = 3/4″ x 12″ nipple which will make the shaft
2 = 3/4″ x 4″ nipples which will be the handles
1 = 3/4″ “T” Fitting that connect the shaft to the handles
1 = 3/4″ Floor Flange
1 = 3/4″ Spring Clamp (For safety, I drilled a hole with a drill bit and put utilized a plate and bolt to stop the weights)
Being the son of a complete and total handyman (airplane mechanic, stay in the garage all day, guy) I had my father weld the piping together at the handles and base. Pictured here is 25lb + 10lb plate= 35lbs … plus the contraption itself, totaling around 39lbs.
I have slapped on 35lb+10lb plates ~ 49lbs… The piece still holds together nicely and I have no need to go heavier in weight.
Want a graceful illustration? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yev6xc0vSQ
Can I only use it for one exercise? Of course not. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrON_uR3C0Y