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Old 02-17-2009, 02:43 PM   #91
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Re: Poorman's Rings

poorman rings are the best. about 12 bucks and an hour is all it takes.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:49 PM   #92
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here are mine.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:51 PM   #93
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Re: Poorman's Rings

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Anyone else have problems with the tops of their home made rings scratching up their forearms during dips? Ive duct taped the ends to get away from bare pvc, but it still scratches. It always looks like I've been attacked by a cat at the end of a ring dip workout.
I believe the idea is to perfrom the ring work without 'cheating' by bracing the arms on the inside of the ropes. Get stronger, practice good form, and you won't need to rub the ropes or rings. BTW, regular rings will also rub a little.

This is exactly why you don't 'cheat' on handstand pushups on the rings by using your legs on the ropes...your ankles get rubbed raw. (Ahem)


Juan, nice job, let's see the muscleup picture next!

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Old 02-18-2009, 06:18 AM   #94
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Re: Poorman's Rings

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I believe the idea is to perfrom the ring work without 'cheating' by bracing the arms on the inside of the ropes. Get stronger, practice good form, and you won't need to rub the ropes or rings. BTW, regular rings will also rub a little.

This is exactly why you don't 'cheat' on handstand pushups on the rings by using your legs on the ropes...your ankles get rubbed raw. (Ahem)


Juan, nice job, let's see the muscleup picture next!
Im really not "braced" on the rings/ropes. Where normal rings would be rubbing (which is normal), PVC rings cut due to the exposed edge. Mine were only 24" pieces wrapped around a 1 gal paint can, that might be making the difference. Ill make a perfectly round set this week and post the differences
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #95
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muscle up pic coming in a couple months. only my 3rd week xfitting. cant do one yet.

jeff, i made mine the same way and i think the problem just might be how well you can stableize yourself. the first time i tried ring dips i was all shaky but with a little practice on my form the rubbing stopped.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 AM   #96
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I think I'm going to have to make some.

I went and looked at my local RONA in Canada and couldn't find appropriate straps so I just got fed up.

I did find some 1 inch pvc elbows which are already half rounded... They looked as if warming them up a tad might make a nice ring.

What is the suggested thickness of the PVC?

How are you attached the straps?
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #97
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Noah,

I like the feel of 1 - inch PVC, you can use 5/8 inch rope threaded throught the PVC tube and just leave the elbows as is, no need to heat them, that way there is nothing there to rub your forearms - (or brace against for that matter).

I had these for rings (see the very first post) to start this thread way back when, and I tied a knot in the rope to keep the elbow from slipping during muscleups. The photos show a shortened piece of rope hunf from a lashing strap, but you could just use a longer length of rope.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #98
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Another success? (so far, yes...) Thanks for all the R&D, guys!

2x 24" lengths of 1" white PVC
duct-taped one end of each
filled with kitty litter (fine particles)
duct-taped other end of each
covered duct tape with aluminum foil (to prevent oozing onto oven surface)
(Used gloves and eye protection for next steps)
10.5 minutes at 350 degF (preheated oven)
slowly (30-45 seconds) bent around bucket (~26" circumference)
held in position for ~5 minutes

They came out nice. I'm using 2x4' lengths of 5/8" rope to close the ring and two of those industrial screw carabiners (I think $3 each) to make switching straps easier. I'm going to wrap the PVC with athletic tape like my paralettes.

Any suggestions on what kind of knot to use to "close the ring"? James, it looks like you used bowline knots and that's what I'm using now. I don't want it to slip out.

If I did it over again, I might have used PVC lengths that were a little shorter (~22") and ropes a little longer. I still have to file down the PVC edges so they don't rub against the rope.

P.S. Ring dips are hard. I'm shaking all over the place...
P.P.S. The 6' piece of PVC left over from a 10' pipe is good for the overhead squats and dislocates to improve shoulder flexibility. The staff at Home Depot will cut the PVC for you.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #99
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If you have no tools, you can cut PVC with string. All you need are two pieces of dowel to hold the ends of the string.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:09 PM   #100
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I think I'm going to have to make some.

I went and looked at my local RONA in Canada and couldn't find appropriate straps so I just got fed up.

I did find some 1 inch pvc elbows which are already half rounded... They looked as if warming them up a tad might make a nice ring.

What is the suggested thickness of the PVC?

How are you attached the straps?
Get the straps at Canadian Tire, automotive department - I think they're on sale this week (pack of 4 for 9 bucks) -- I bought one for that price 2 weeks ago
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