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Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 25,950
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Pull up bar...8 ft ceiling

Older post, I know, but wanted to ask what the final distance was between the top of your pullup bar and the 2x4 it's mounted into.
Forum: Starting 03-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

Versa Grip Pros are the way to go. After using them for 2 months now, I've given them a good test. They allowed me to do pull ups, while strengthening my left grip to the point where I can do 10...
Forum: Starting 12-28-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

Okay, so I got a few items in, the Adidas hooks have much better wrist support/padding than the altus hooks, but the Adidas hooks themselves aren't very good.

One product that is working awesome for...
Forum: Starting 12-18-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,491
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

I hear ya. They probably should have seen what I can do more than listen to what I say I can do. During P90X, I was accustomed to doing things like 300 push ups during a workout or 140 pull...
Forum: Starting 12-18-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,491
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

lol, Actually they have "Basic" and "Advanced" groups...The trainers told me I can't be in the advanced for a while and have to meet certain benchmarks, but the competitiveness in me said, I bet I...
Forum: Starting 12-18-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,491
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

Thanks for the feedback. I have nothing on that guy, he's pretty awesome, but I guess you do have a strong point. I personally have no ambition to compete on any crossfit levels (regionals, games,...
Forum: Starting 12-17-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,491
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

I appreciate your post. My arms are pretty even with all the stuff I do without hooks. I have a small wrist (6.5") and when my grip gives out (how I am in the pictures) my hand actually drops out...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Need a strong lifting hook

Here is what I have been using:
http://www.amazon.com/Altus-Athletic-Standard-Lifting-Hooks/dp/B001FB5UKI/ref=sr_1_9?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1387205621&sr=1-9&keywords=lifting+hooks

I am...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

Here are some pictures and descriptions of what I am working with. I usually wear gloves under the hook, but all the black made it hard to see the pictures. I'm holding a bit of PVC to represent a...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

I will post some pictures in a bit showing my current grip and how I use the hook.
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

Well, I do have these lifting straps, but they aren't leather. Would the leather be about the same for...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,491
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

I was born with out an index, middle, or ring finger on my left hand, right hand is normal. I wrap my thumb and pinky around things to grab them.

I can do 6 strict pull ups without help, but at...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

These forum tools are lacking. I realized that I forgot the word "OUT" in the beginning, "I was born with OUT my index, middle, and ring fingers".

I should be able to just edit the post to...
Forum: Technical Support 12-15-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,649
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Cannot edit post

I posted something today, about an hour later, edited it without any trouble, but noticed I left out a key word for someone to understand what I need help with.

I went back to the thread and there...
Forum: Exercises 12-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,295
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Re: Kipping Pullups

Based on this and what is posted in this thread, I may be better off sticking with strict pull ups. I'm new to Cross Fit, so reading what others have already found to work helps.

My problem is a...
Forum: Starting 12-15-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,627
Posted By Bennett Stiller
Kipping Pull up help with 3 middle fingers missing

I was born with an index, middle, or ring finger on my left hand, right hand is normal. I wrap my thumb and pinky around things to grab them.

I can do 6 strict pull ups without help, but at 200lbs,...
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