1. BeastoftheEast

    BeastoftheEast Blue Belt

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    So I just made a sick new medicine ball. I got a an old volleyball. Just like this one,[​IMG]
    cut it open, filled it with pebbles from the local jungle gym, and then duct taped the crap out of it. I couldn't take a picture of it, but it pretty much looks like this.
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    I haven't weighed it yet, but comparing it to a DB it feels a little over 20 lb.s.

    Yes I did come here to brag :D, but I would also like some recommendations for a plyo program . Exercises? Rep/set scheme? How many days a week?
    I already do throws, backward throws(like a suplex), slams, side throws, and plyos pushups.

    As for my lifting program I do the Hepburn program 4 days a week-focusing on Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Weighted Chinup.
     
  2. Tosa

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    Do you mean plyometrics specifically, or just general explosive exercises?
     
  3. paolo27th

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    20lbs is pretty heavy. Mabe you`ll need a lighter one too.
     
  4. BeastoftheEast

    BeastoftheEast Blue Belt

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    General explosive exercises I can do on my off days. I'm also thinking of sprinting more.
     
  5. Ayin

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    I made something very similar not so long ago, three of them actually, and, although it's not the advice you were asking for, here is some on ball construction.

    Use a rubber ball, like a basketball, and then buy a tire sealing kit, which is not very expensive at all, and seal the hole closed instead of taping it.

    My first one, I made just like yours, worked great, but after about 4 months two things happened. The first was that the tape was frayed to hell, which is not a real problem, just an annoyance. The second was that it had (to my shock) lost about 5lbs of sand!

    The other two I have made using the basketball and tire sealer, with no tape, one for me and one for my girlfriend, and they have never needed repair or refilling.
     
  6. BeastoftheEast

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    Just tire sealer? Thats it? Could I get this at Home Depot?
     

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