Have you ever gotten sloshed? I mean really sloshed? If not, you need to introduce yourself to the pipe. The slosh pipe!
The slosh pipe is a fun addition to any muscle building program and is sooo simple to make. The design: A fat PVC pipe, from 2” to 4” in diameter, 10’ (that’s feet, or about 3 meters) long, filled with water or water and pebbles.
Why does this work?
Because the weight has the potential to move on you at any second, your body begins to compensate, slowly at first and then with greater and greater effort. Gym Jones has featured the overhead slosh pipe hold in their tag team workouts and it is a great way to challenge muscle endurance and mental endurance. You will struggle and it will eventually break you. Muwahahahaha!
Actually you might notice how it falls off to one side as you attempt to get it to your shoulder. Now press it and try to hold the top position for five seconds. As the water inside shifts, so do the muscles in the body. They are constantly adjusting to compensate for the unbalanced load.
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Now lower it, trying to keep the pipe horizontal. Go slow! The faster you move, the harder it becomes. The more momentum the water inside builds up, the more extreme the stress of the variable load on the body.
One arm curls and Turkish get-ups are also nice and challenging. In addition to being a great tool for increasing muscular endurance, the slosh pipe is also a great core workout. Go get yours today and have fun!