It's incredible how expensive training equipment can be. If you look at macebells for example (They're also called Gadas), they are often very expensive when you buy them professionally made from a store. I'll be honest. They really are nicely made, perfectly weighted, nice handle, etc. But back when I was first learning to use them, I used to make mine with a PVC pipe and concrete mix from Home Depot. It got the job done and was closer to the type of equipment used in gyms in India. The only difference is that they usually use bamboo instead of PVC pipe. The man who taught me how to use it was a big, tough Punjabi man and he trained with Gadas made just like that of various weights. But there is another piece of equipment that can be used in a very similar way and even in some other ways. I'm talking about a good old fashioned SLEDGE HAMMER!
That's right! It's got a good handle length and a good weight as well. I'm of course talking about the long handled type of hammer and not the short 1 foot long type. A very strong man can get a good workout with a 10 to 16 lb hammer. There is no need to get extra large heavy ones. For beginners, they also sell 6 lb hammers and other similar weights. Training by hitting tires is the most well known method, but I prefer to do many of the macebell drills with it as well as some other. You're only limited by your imagination. Going through the motions of hammering a stake in the ground, sideways swings, vertical swings, churning butter. There are so many things you can do with it and you will build not only your muscles, but your coordination, your cardio, and even your Qigong since it's a great way to practice your RBCs (Rooting, Breathing, Connecting).
So the next time you want a great workout, don't go to your local fitness store. Go to your local hardware store and hammer away!
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