Below is a video tutorial that shows how to create inexpensive mini-weights that allow for slight increases in weight while lifting (thanks to Bjørn for passing this idea along).
Many home based lifters have nothing smaller than 5 pound plates. The use of mini-weights can come in handy when looking to make slight increases (before you are ready for a full 5 or 10 pound jump). In the past, I’ve also used 1 pound wrist weights. I happened to have several old wrist and ankle weights in the gym. The homemade option seen in the video above is a much more cost effective approach however (if you do not already own the wrist weights).
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