Part of the training programme I am following right now requires for hurdle jumps. I don't have hurdles, so I jumped over the bench instead. But even that was too easy for me. So I scoured the internet on how to improvise on hurdle jumps.
I came across a gem of resources on how to make your own hurdles out of PVC pipe. It set me off for less than RM10 and I still have some extra stuff that I could use for later on. The best part is one piece of hurdle can be assembled in 2 minutes. And that is by a DIY-challenged clutz like me.
First up, get yourself some 0.5" PVC pipes. My measurements were as below:
- 1 piece measuring 3 feet
- 2 pieces measuring 50cm each
- 4 pieces measuring 6" each (these will be used as the base)
- 4 pieces of T-connectors
The finished product looks like the pic above. The height of this hurdle is a conservative 56cm. I used T-connectors instead of elbows because I can easily add to the height of the hurdle as my jumps improve. And I hope it improves fast.