Medicine Ball - $$!!

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  1. Darsa

    Darsa <font color=deeppink>Has an active imagination<br>

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    I was recently looking at Wal-Mart and Target for inexpensive medicine balls to use at home, but HOLY COW they're expensive!! :eek:

    I was kinda thinking... maybe if I took a playground ball, or a soccer/basketball, and cut a slit in it, and filled it with sand then glued or duct-taped the slit, that might work. Anyone ever try that? Or possibly know of a place where these things can be bought cheap? I really like the ones with the handles, but I guess I could forego that to save a lot of money... :rolleyes:

    I even checked our local "Play It Again Sports", who sells used equipment, and they had none (and the person I talked to said that he doesn't remember any ever coming in). :guilty:
     
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  3. Darsa

    Darsa <font color=deeppink>Has an active imagination<br>

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    Huh... after I posted I continued to rummage around for any info, and found a thread about exactly this on another forum, crossfit.com and it gave some really good info on how to make your own medicine ball! I'm gonna go to Wal-Mart, get me some sand and a ball, and try it! Luckily I already have some Gorilla Glue. (We have a basketball too, but I don't think my DH would be too happy if he found it suddenly weighed 20 lbs, lol).
     
  4. Octoberbride03

    Octoberbride03 <font color=660000>I think Tweetie done gone Cucko

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    How much were the balls at that you were looking at?

    I work at Target and i don't think they are priced high at all. My store carries the reebok balls in 3 different weights. All in the $10-20 range. Can't remember exactly cause I've just finished 6 days in a row and my brain is mush. Must find it by this afternoon for picking window treatments though:rotfl2:
     
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    Octoberbride03 <font color=660000>I think Tweetie done gone Cucko

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    I do know the hand weights are cheaper. And I prefer those to the medicine balls. I like having a good grip on stuff. Have fun making your own:thumbsup2
     
  6. FireDancer

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    To be honest I would rather spend a little on the medicine ball then risk my home made one breaking open and spilling sand all over the place.

    There are some things I prefer either dumbbells or just plates for but there are some things that the medicine ball form factor just works better.
     
  7. Goofed98

    Goofed98 Earning My Ears

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    I built my own using directions similar to those on the crossfit site. I now have an 18 lb. medicine ball that cost about $9 (cheap rubber basketball from Wally World, bag of playground sand, shoe goo, duct tape).

    Granted, I work out outside, but with the additional layers of duct tape wrapped around the ball, I don't worry about it bursting.
     
  8. Darsa

    Darsa <font color=deeppink>Has an active imagination<br>

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    Well, I went this morning to Wal-Mart and got me a rubber playground ball in my favorite color (yellow!) for $4 and then hopped up to Home Depot and got a bag of paving sand (?) for $3. I already have duct tape and Gorilla Glue, so this is going to be my project for tonight.

    I don't imagine I'll be using it too roughly; mainly for toning exercises at this point. I hope it works out!

    Oh, and I had looked at Target and Wal-Mart for the ball I wanted and the prices were pretty similar, in the $40-50 range. THIS is the ball I want at Target, and THIS is the one at Wal-Mart. So hopefully the homemade version works, because there's no way I'll be able to afford one of those. :guilty:
     

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