By Kaelyn Riley |
A PVC pipe partially filled with water creates a simple-yet-dynamic workout tool that forces your body to engage and adapt as the water sloshes to and fro. The destabilization works all the muscles of your core, making moves more effective than your standard set of crunches — even walking can be a challenge.
A slosh pipe takes less than 20 minutes to assemble and costs about $30. You can gather everything you need from your local hardware store.
Materials and Tools
- Flathead screwdriver
1. Apply primer to one end of the pipe and inside the nonadjustable end cap; let stand for two minutes.
2. Brush a thin, even layer of cement over the primer and connect the end cap to the pipe. Twist it clockwise until it locks into place. Stand the pipe on its closed end to provide pressure; allow the cement to cure for five to 15 minutes.
3. Pour about 1 gallon of water into the pipe. If you don’t plan to drain it regularly, add a few capfuls of bleach to prevent mold growth.
4. Fit the adjustable cap on the open end of the pipe and use a flathead screwdriver to tighten it. Your slosh pipe is ready for use!