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Old 07-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #11
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

They made it look easy at the games. I'd love to try it though!
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:44 AM   #12
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

I was lusting after that 150# d ball so bad at the games but they are dang expensive. Super fun to play with. It feels lighter than a stone of the same weight since you can grip the hell out of it.

In the same vain...The Hi Temp/Hybrid Athletics Husafel stone is really, really, really, really dope.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #13
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

One of the only things which you can get cheaper in Australia ! (everything else is more expensive)

Both Ironedge and Aussiestrength have the heavy medicine balls

http://aussiestrength.com.au/product...45-55-65-75kg/
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:48 PM   #14
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

Adding into the post above

http://www.ironedge.com.au/store/dead-ball-65kg.html

That comes in at around 145lbs!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #15
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

I made my 100 lb ball and it works very well. Took a 16" diameter Mikasa red kickball and cut a 1" "x" I to it. Stuck the funnel into the X and filled with sand. Bought a patch kit at a hardware store to seal. It was about a 2" diameter round patch and came with rubber cement. I used a lot of rubber cement, then when patch was dry I covered the outside edge with the brand name Goop glue and allowed to dry.

This thing is awesome, and is indestructible. I use it for shoulders, thrusters, clean and press, front squats and explosive throws. It's crazy how more difficult a front squat with a sphere is compared to the same weight barbell. That weight out front versus on your delta makes a world of difference and stresses your core much more directly.

Next step will be to just make stones but its nice to have a big soft sphere around that can be thrown anywhere.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

How about one of those Kids Bouncy Balls, Hoppity Hops. The small ones are 18"
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #17
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Re: Games 150lb Medicine ball

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I made my 100 lb ball and it works very well. Took a 16" diameter Mikasa red kickball and cut a 1" "x" I to it. Stuck the funnel into the X and filled with sand. Bought a patch kit at a hardware store to seal. It was about a 2" diameter round patch and came with rubber cement. I used a lot of rubber cement, then when patch was dry I covered the outside edge with the brand name Goop glue and allowed to dry.

This thing is awesome, and is indestructible. I use it for shoulders, thrusters, clean and press, front squats and explosive throws. It's crazy how more difficult a front squat with a sphere is compared to the same weight barbell. That weight out front versus on your delta makes a world of difference and stresses your core much more directly.

Next step will be to just make stones but its nice to have a big soft sphere around that can be thrown anywhere.
I made one of those today. It is 101#. The ball cost 20 bucks and I bought two bags of sand at home depot for about 7 bucks total. Obviously a shovel makes cheaper sand but whatever.

I patched the slit with bicycle tube patch, then contact cemented a cut up bicycle innertube on the outside. So far it seems pretty nice.

I would like to find a larger ball to make a heavier one someday.

The 100#er will be nice for the girls who are afraid of shouldering the 90# stone.

Thx for the tip.

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #18
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Thanks for the ideas, I don't want an actual stone though. With a few calculations I figured out that a sphere with a diameter of about 16" would hold a bit more than 100 lbs of sand. I'm going to buy one of those exercise balls people lay on and do crunches. Wrap it in duct or gorilla tape so it keeps it's shape as I fill it with sand, then seal up the small hole. Will let you know how it goes.
Fill it with cement...
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