This month, I bought this really nice briar pipe from Amazon, that cost me about $30. I was going to get a $20 pound dumbbell. But I thought I’d rather have the better pipe instead. So this morning, after I had done my weight training with my 10 pound dumbbell. Well, of course I was like out and around most of the day. But after I had rested. I thought it was a waste of time to do more 10 pound dumbbell sets. So, I wondered how I could make a 20 pound dumbbell.
Now let me warn you, it’s not like really neat and tidy looking. But it works. What I do, because my hands are rather large. Is that The end of the dumbbell with all the tape around it. It’s actually two 5 pound dumbbells, taped to a 10 pound dumbbell. So I grab with one hand, the end with all the tape around it. Then, sitting down, I rest my forearm against my leg and then do the forward curl. Like I said, I’ve done 15 so far. And he way that muscles work. I’ll now wait until tomorrow and then continue with 15 for about 5 or 6 days. Then move to 20. So here’s my rather unsightly creation of a 20 pound dumbbell. (please remember, that a lot of times in my life, when I was living in one state of the other. I sometimes, or more times than not, had to create stuff basically out of nothing. And duct tape. Well, for me, it’s just something that is one of the handiest things I use. So here it is.
Like I said, my hands are rather large. When opened fully, my hands actually have a 180 degree spread. So, what I do, is I grab the dumbbell on the left side, where the tape is, but where there is a space between the two dumbbells. And then, once I have a good grip on it. I then gently rest my forearm on my leg. And with the opposing leg, I extend it slightly out in front of the one where the dumbbell is resting. Then, I sit as erect as I can, then doing the curl where I pull the 20 pound dumbbell up to my chest. And then of course lower it again. Like I said, I’m at 15 now. So, by sometime next week I should be up to about 25.