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Old 02-26-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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What would be a good sub for ring push-ups? Could I use round Dumbbells?
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Different instability. It's an ok sub, but the dumbells will be easier.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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What could I use then?
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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Kind of a strange thought, but you could try and find some Teflon type material, perhaps the large discs used for furniture moving. Do your push ups on some kind of tile or something that will be slippery with the Teflon pucks. That should be a bit unstable but still not as unstable as rings.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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Build a set of pvc paralletes like you see in Roger's avatar. You can use them for other exercises too. About $20 and easy to do.

Still different instability, but you'll get deeper than DBs.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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This may be a dumb idea, but if your looking for instability, what about an inner tube? Passenger tire size would put the hands about shoulder width apart. vary the air pressure. Not real expensive.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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Long loop of rope, hands in the bottom of the loop, push-up, repeat. It will be the same, only with some added pain as the rope pinches your hands. You could also make some of the home-made rings that have been featured here a few times and just do ring push-ups. Any reason other than not having rings that you're skipping them?
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:57 PM   #8
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How about two basketballs/med balls? Not the same instability but it would certainly be better than nothing. Even one basketball would work.

Or, make your own rings from PVC. It's pretty easy to do. That is what I use until I get real rings.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:02 PM   #9
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Thought of another equipment sub... make rings (more like triangles, though) from wooden dowels and some rope/cord/chain. Or use galvanized pipe instead of the wooden dowels.
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