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Old 07-27-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
Ryan Atkins
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I made these a couple of days ago with material on hand. Basically I took the Olympic sized sleeves from a plate-loaded home gym I've stopped using since starting Crossfit. I slid these over the pipe that I used for dumbbell handles a long time ago, loaded plates on both sides, added clips and voila! a 60# thick bar dumbbell. Great for farmer's or waiter's walks. They probably won't hold 200-300 pounds like the ones on JV Askem's site (not that I'm ready for that, anyway), but they don't require a metal-cutting circular saw, either.

Ironmind charges well over a $100 for a pair. I've seen Olympic sleeves going for as little as $10. One inch plates can be bought for pennies/pound at garage sales. As far as I know, pipes are pretty cheap as well.

Hope this helps,

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Old 07-27-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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Ryan - Thanks a lot! This is a great idea.
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