Um... a pipe, some grippy tape, and a rope?
Ross doesn't even bother with any tape for the handles...
I have not been able to source one of these locally, and no gym I have attended has one either. All the products online look like cheap toys, and reviews seem to back this up.
I think this is a great exercise. Is there some horrible publicity I am missing that causes these not to be on shelves or in gyms? Can anyone suggest a good product to buy on the internet?
Edit- I should add that I am looking for a hand-held style.
Last edited by sethgood; 05-08-2012 at 01:31 AM.
May I suggest a functional exercise? Get an engineer's hammer instead.
Start with a 4-lb head. You can find them in 2 pound increments up to 24 pounds.
I use these for trail maintenance. I'll break rocks with it, or drive wedges into logs while [hand] sawing it. Last summer my forearms would scream while crushing rock. Usually I'll sit or kneel, and then crush rock with a hammer in each hand. The worst part was having to hit a rock twice to break it. The goal is to reduce the forearm fatigue while moving up to heavier hammers so I can break rocks more quickly. Eventually I'll start rock drilling too, not for competition though.
I worry about you sometimes. Anyone that believes squats and dls are going to target calves in any amount to adequately stress them into major growth are kidding themselves.
btw- have you ever seen the quad to calf ratio on xander, who also doesn't believe in calf isolation?
There is one site which provides fitness educational DVD’S for adults as well as for children. They offers Children’s MOVBands & Maths Learning DVDs covering areas of Maths like Times Tables, Counting, Adding and Subtracting, along with Fitness for Kids of Primary and Secondary Schools.