How to make homemade weights with items you may have

In case you don’t know how to make homemade weights to perform your sports routines, in this article we are going to teach you the easiest way to achieve it.

We do not want to think that you are one of those people who make excuses for not doing sports. Although it may be difficult to get up early to go for a run or go to the gym, doing exercise routines at home may be possible. To avoid fatigue or avoid unnecessary costs, you can make your own sports equipment such as weights, without leaving your home. You will only need motivation and some materials that you may have forgotten in the room of San Alejo.

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How to make homemade weights with bottles

The time has come for you to get to work. Get all the materials you need and take some time to make these weights that will help you shape that figure you want so much:


  • Two plastic bottles of the same size
  • a PVC tube that has a thickness that allows it to enter through the mouth of the bottles
  • Sand

Implements necessary

  • Scissors
  • hacksaw or a very sharp knife
  • Electrical tape (black)

Time required

10 minutes

Estimated cost

$14,200 (COP)


Step 1. Cut

The first thing you should do is take each of the bottles and remove the cap. If these have labels, cut them out with scissors. Then, take the measurement where you will cut the PVC tube that will be the support of the weight; We suggest that it be about 12 cm long. Cut it using the hacksaw very carefully.

Step 2. Fill

Of course, we must also add weight to this craft. Take enough sand to fill the bottles up to where the mouth of each one begins. Also, fill the entire tube with sand. Now, take one of the bottles and insert the PVC tube, do the same on the other side, ensuring that it does not come out. It will be time to secure the weight so that the tube does not come out. Take the tape and start sticking it all around the tube, from one end to the other so that this bar is fixed to the mouth of the bottles. Ready, your weight will be ready and with all the irons to do sports.

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