Slosh Pipe Training – Challenging Your Core

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Who says fitness equipment has to be expensive? Well, if you're looking to add some challenge to your workouts, you may be interested in creating your own slosh pipe. Slosh pipe training is new to me and I learned about it after flipping through a fitness magazine. It is simply a piece of PVC pipe (6 to 10 feet long, 3 to 4 inches in diameter) and two end caps. You glue one end cap to the end of the pipe, fill the pipe halfway with water, and glue on the other end.

How to Create Your Own Slosh Pipe

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photo credit: Official U.S. Air Force, on Flickr

The video below demonstrates how easy it is to create your own:

Slosh Pipe Training Benefits

Why carry around a pipe filled with water? It creates more of a challenge for exercises such as walking lunges, squats, or even just sitting and trying to keep it balanced over your head. The action of trying to keep it balanced activates more muscle fibers and gives your core muscles a good workout.

Demonstration in Training

Using one doesn't look easy at all. However, it appears to be a cool way to add challenge and something new to your regular routine. Have you ever tried slosh pipe training?

Author: Eartha Haines

My name is Eartha and I created this blog as a motivational resource for myself to keep up with exercise and eating right. I enjoy reading, learning, and writing about all things fitness related. I hope that as well as motivating myself, others may find motivation to try fitness as well. Learn more.

12 thoughts on “Slosh Pipe Training – Challenging Your Core”

  1. Woah, cool idea. What about hanging paint cans on the end to add some weight? Basic physics tells us the longer the bar used or the heavier the weight hung on the ends, the more torque placed on the body. Hence the more exertion demanded by the core.

  2. That’s pretty far out. I can’t say I’ll be making on this weekend, but thanks for sharing! I’ve never seen anything like it I can totally imagine how unstable (and challenging!) it must be to work with!

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