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How To Make Concrete Weights For £15 During Lockdown

How To Make Concrete Weights For £15 During Lockdown

Sick of seeing weights out of stock during lockdown, a personal training duo took matters into their own hands, creating a 31kg barbell, for less than £15. Watch how here:

Morgan Burke and Ibrahim Wright, both 21 from Stevenage, run their own PT business, Imperium Coaches.

When lockdown 3.0 hit in the UK, combined with the beginning of the annual 'new year, new me' movement, stocks of gym equipment have been selling out across the UK.

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With some wannabe entrepreneurs re-selling equipment on social media for hundreds of pounds, the pair decided to share a video showing their followers how you can stay fit during lockdown, without shelling out ridiculous amounts of cash.

Credit: Imperium Coaches
Credit: Imperium Coaches

In the video, which was shared on the lads' TikTok, Morgan explains exactly how he and his mate Luke went about it.

He says: "So, we were struggling a bit during lockdown, because like many boys, we don't really have a personality when we don't have the gym.

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"So instead of paying £400 for a 2.5kg plate off Facebook, we thought f*** it, we'll make our own.

"So we headed down to B&Q, which if you're in Tier 4 makes for a great date night.

"Grabbed some ballast, some cement, and some buckets, chucked it in the whip."

Credit: Imperium Coaches
Credit: Imperium Coaches

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To create the weights they mix the ballast, which is less than £3 for a large bag, with cement - which is less than a fiver for a 25kg bag - and then water.

They then cut a small section of a plastic pole off to form the middle of the plate, and pour in the ballast and cement mixture around the pole cut off, into a bucket.

Credit: Imperium Coaches
Credit: Imperium Coaches

The ones you mix the cement in come for as little as 97p and the flexi bucket you make the weight in will come to less than £5.

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Then, obviously, you'll need to get the scales out to get the weight you're after. All you do then is remove it from the bucket and repear for the second plate.

And then, you're good to go.

Credit: Imperium Coaches
Credit: Imperium Coaches

Sharing on Instagram, they wrote: "Finalised my product to take to Dragons' Den. I'm calling this one 'Concrete 'n' Stick'.

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"I can almost smell the £250,000 investment.

"Last week I felt sorry for myself and I let my training slip because of my lack of equipment. All this took was about 13 quid and a bit of creativity.

"Now I have a 31kg barbell that I can use to execute a host of exercises."

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