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8/5/09 7:51 P

Canned goods are a good idea, because the weight is printed right there on the can.

A water bottle also has its merits, because you can gradually increase the weight. 1 pint weighs about 1 lb.


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8/5/09 5:33 P

Just trying to think of some other objects for different amounts of weight:

-several different sizes of soup cans
-laundry detergent (might be awkwardly uneven)
-a couple hardback books held like a taco
-cordless phone (?)
-filling a water bottle with sand/rocks/etc

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8/5/09 4:39 P

I think a water bottle is a good idea as you can add or take away water to make it as heavy as you need. The easy adjustablity seems like it would work well.

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8/5/09 1:07 P

start with something small... like a water bottle... then build yourself up. A gallon of milk weighs something like 6-8 pounds.

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8/5/09 1:02 P

A broom stick or mop will also work for wrist curls. It's roughly 1-2 pounds. You could also try some household tools like a heavy wretch or hammer too.

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8/5/09 12:59 P

Canned goods or water bottles should work. Try to use something you can grip in the middle so you're not thrown off by uneven weight (like a water jug with a handle).

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8/5/09 12:58 P

I'm starting to rehab my elbow, and have to do wrist curls and bicept curls for it. The muscles are very weak, and my normal 5-10 lb weights don't work.

The therapist said I should gain strength in just weeks, so I don't really want to invest in 1 & 2 lb weights (if they even make them).

Do you creative people have ides of some household object I can use?

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