DIYIn a continuing collaboration with Scott over at Straight to the Bar, we will be writing about do-it-yourself home exercise implements throughout February and March.

This week, Scott describes how to make your own clubs.

What good are clubs for? Swinging, lifting, extra movements during exercises such as squats, a club is basically an unstable weight that you can hold at arms length.

Scott shows two methods for creating your clubs, either through filling a hollow vessel or fabricating your own from metal parts. I have to admit, most of the clubs that I have made in the past have been much lighter than the examples that he gives, but I have always used my clubs for juggling rather than as a weight implement. I’ll have to give them a try this summer.