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Old 07-02-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
Matt Cullen
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Hi,

Don't know if this has been said before or even if it is right. I used the assist pull up/dip machine today for some muscle up practice. Instead of kneeling on the pad I stood on it on when I got to the top I left the pad and went into the dip position. Is this good practice. It sure felt like I was using some different muscles.
What do u reckon?
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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If you can get a situation where you can reduce the weight and still go through the motion it will help get the feel of the skill. The thing about the pull-up/dip assist machine is that the handles are fixed. Rings allow you to move them where they need to be to make the skill. I'd recommend getting rings low enough so you can keep your feet on the floor through most of the motion and assist yourself as little as possible. This takes dicipline and practice to do properly, but understanding how to "self spot" conditioning is an important skill. Better yet, find a workout partner to spot on em.

Again, I'm not sure about the machine assist, but it could help.
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Old 07-04-2003, 05:46 AM   #3
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I agree Roger. My problems are that I always train alone and the availabilty of rings. I have looked on 'ringtraining.com' but the site doesn't seem active yet.

Cheers anyway Matt.
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Old 07-04-2003, 04:30 PM   #4
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Matt,
Ringtraining.com is definitely active. The online store is up and running now. Or you can contact me personally and pay via PayPal or check. I have shipped out about 50 sets of rings so far and people are really enjoying them.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the Power Rings. My e-mail is tyler@powerathletesmag.com.

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Old 07-08-2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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The Power Rings are excellent! Lots of fun, lots of pain, lots of humbling! :-)
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