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Old 09-23-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
marshall bush
 
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I got some rings and was looking to mount them. Any guidelines on:

= Best height to hang them
= Width (both from one bolt? If seperate, how far apart, etc?

Also any advice on what it takes (how long an eyebolt, or how many anchors) to support a 180 lb crossfitter?

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Marshall
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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On the boards, both Roger Harrell and Christopher Sommer have recommended 50 cm (the official distance) or the distance from your elbow to the end of your fingertips (a "cubit", I think) to eyeball it. Rings are hung from two separate points, AFAIK.

(I forget the official vertical distance but have hung mine from a pullup bar, a balcony, and a clothesline crossbar. Others use trees in the park. Be creative and keep them portable. You can adjust the height for ring pushups, dips, and pullups and to allow you to provide some help through muscle-up transitions for practice.)

I'm a gumby, so search the boards for posts. Here's an example:
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/9661.html

Rings are fun! Rings are hard! Oi!
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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Official cable length is 300 cm, and a ring tower is 575 cm tall. This isn't practical for most home gyms. Longer cables allows for less up and down motion if the rings move forward/backwards or side to side. Shorter cables make most stuff a little easier, because as the rings go out they will have more inward pull. You can adjust the width of the anchors to assist, or make things tougher.
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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Do you find the straps rub the outside of your arms raw? I just started using rings last week, and dips tend to really rub.
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:46 PM   #5
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Marshall,
hang 'em as high as you can. And I like the ability to adjust the width of the rings. here's a photo:
http://http://www.crossfit.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=26&post=47961#POST479 61
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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What happens with the straps depends on several factors. The straps themselves, length of the strap/cable, how solid you are on keeping the rings just a touch away from your body. Ideally the straps won't touch you at all, on any ring work...
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:35 PM   #7
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I have my rings attached about 25' in the air so I don't notice the straps too much, but those buckles always get me if I don't remember to turn them out.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:22 PM   #8
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thanks for all the help. i am running out of excses for underutilizing my new rings!
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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About the straps, would any sturdy rope due?
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