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Thomas Stone is a Family man, Fisherman, Power Lifter, Strongman, Athlete, Coach, wannabe thrower who enjoys tinkering with DIY projects. Follow him on social media to see him do all of those things. Just not all of them at once.




  • Flipflop88 April 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    How much weight are you able to use with the PVC pipe?

    • John Greaves III April 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm

      PVC isn’t as strong as a factory built bamboo bar but the point isn’t to load it up with weight. Even light loads will challenge your stabilizers. I’d start light and add weight slowly, if you’ve never done this prepare to be humbled!

    • Tom Stone April 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

      John is correct. The most I’ve put on is about 125# but that’s more than enough to reach the desired effect. The effectiveness of the bar is in the use of (OKE) oscillating kinetic energy which forces the recruitment of stabilizer muscles increasing blood flow. I like it best as specialty movement used for recovery or warm up, or a weak out from a meet if you cant just rest all week like me. I also use it a lot for young athletes to develop stabilizing strength (walking overhead or walking overhead lunges are great) I hope this helps, Let us know if you make it and what you think.