Household items you can practise your athletic throwing skills with – Rio Olympics
Are the Rio Olympics getting you in the mood to get sporty? Are you desperate to find your true calling as an international athlete, but you just don’t have the equipment you need to get started?
Well all is not lost, because the answer is literally on your doorstep.
Your own home is full of handy items that make both adequate, and ridiculous, substitutes for athletics props to practise your technique on. Here are our top recommendations.
– Plates: Ideal substitute as you can vary the weight and size, providing you have an inexhaustible supply of plates, as you will probably smash all of them.
– Frying pan: Chuck it from the handle and you can invent a whole new athletics category of your own.
– Bagel: Also an efficient way to feed ducks?
– Tent pole: Give your tent kit a bit of extra use this summer by using either one long pole or two duct-taped together.
– Fishing rod: Preferably one that the owner does not mind seeing destroyed.
– Dry spaghetti: Either use one piece for the world’s smallest javelin, tape them together in a line for the longest and flimsiest, or just chuck a whole bunch and see what happens.
– Brick: Completely the wrong size and shape, but it might help you get used to the weight.
– Paperweight: If you even still remember what that is.
– Bag of sugar or flour: Ideally an unopened one, but things could still get a little messy after a couple of throws.
Good luck – we can’t wait to see you in 2020!