CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2007, 08:41 AM   #1
Clay Johnson
Member Clay Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dayton  OH
Posts: 68
Has anyone tried a set of Kettlebell Handles to make a set of Farmer's Walk bars?

I have a slew of standard plates and was thinking that these may work:

(work safe link)

http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/...productid=KBC1
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
Danny Nowell
Member Danny Nowell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Greenville  NC
Posts: 25
That looks like a decently cheap alternative. You could also use plumbing parts and gorrilla glue, or something similar to make a handle. But, the price would be up there after buying the several joints you'd need, and there is the safety issue if you go to heavy.

I use burlap bags or a towel depending on where I'm at as a handle. Cut a piece of chain to length, loop through the plates and use a carabiner to attach the two ends. Slide a towel between the chain and plates, twist or fold to the desired thickness and off you go.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 11:28 AM   #3
Roger Smith
Member Roger Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary  AB
Posts: 392
They would probably work, but there are a lot of better options IMO. There are a lot of designs for making them with plumbing pipe out there. If you want to buy something simple, two super curl bars work great. ...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
Clay Johnson
Member Clay Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dayton  OH
Posts: 68
Thanks for the idea.

(work safe link)

Another curl bar idea is here:

http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/default.a...=45745&tid=111
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
Steven Stackpole
Member Steven Stackpole is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ottawa  ontario
Posts: 276
Clay
The idea sounds good, but you would soon outgrow whatever weight you are able to put on the handles I suspect.

By the way, beautiful chopper!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 10:58 AM   #6
Roger Smith
Member Roger Smith is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary  AB
Posts: 392
The curl idea is interesting. I wonder if the handle part could be made out of pipe. I'll have to experiment. The advantage of pipe is many different thicknesses could be easily used.

I have used the idea below. It works pretty good, again the advantage is different thicknesses are possible. The disadvantage is it feels a bit different as the weight is on the bottom of the handle not evenly distributed. It becomes more noticeable as the thickness increases.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/strongman13.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 07:57 AM   #7
Clay Johnson
Member Clay Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dayton  OH
Posts: 68
I noticed that Atomic already had the idea to use their handles for Farmer's Walks:

(Safe Link)

http://www.atomicathletic.com/articl...l.asp?ArtID=94

Thanks about the Triumph...it is a 1968 TR6C.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2007, 03:47 PM   #8
Rene Renteria
Member Rene Renteria is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Francisco  CA
Posts: 364
I use a tricep bar that came along with the Oly weight set I bought off of Craig's List. You could try CL or Play It Again Sports to find one cheap. I also have a curl bar from the same set but haven't tried that yet. (I do suitcase carries, just on one side.) I'm careful to grab it right in the center to balance the weight.

It keeps the plates far enough apart to walk without bumping into my legs, for me anyway.

Here's a pic of the kind I mean:
http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Bar-Sta.../dp/B000A6T9QK
(w/f safe)

Best,
Rene'
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 07:37 AM   #9
Clay Johnson
Member Clay Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dayton  OH
Posts: 68
Wow...another good use for an old triceps bar (kettlebell handles too!).

Good idea!

I wish I would have bought more of the garage sale bars I saw last summer now.

  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kettlebell handles Paul Worman Equipment 7 01-20-2007 03:39 PM
Kettlebell Handles Randy Roper Equipment 6 11-26-2006 07:34 PM
Waiter walks Jerry Walker Exercises 2 09-12-2006 09:23 AM
Animal Walks Quickie Graham Tidey Exercises 6 02-09-2005 11:06 AM
Dumbell handles Kevin Roddy Equipment 3 08-03-2004 04:43 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.