Looking for a good workout but don’t have a medicine ball? You could be in luck. The March issue of Men’s Health (with Matt Damon on the cover) provides a cost-effective way to turn an old basketball into an awesome piece of workout gear.
Step 1: Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the rubber plug from the basketball. Set the plug aside.
Step 2: Insert a funnel with a tip small enough to fit into the ir hole. Fill the ball entirely with a fine-grain play sand. A 50-pound bag will make three medicine balls.
Step 3: Brush rubber cement in and around the rim of the air hole. Immediately plug the hole with the rubber stopper, using the nedle-nose pliers to push the stopper in if needed.
Step 4: Brush more rubber cement over the stopper. Allow it to dry.