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Old 04-28-2005, 09:44 AM   #1
Ben Krey
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Do you use tape to secure the rings to the nylon straps? (I'm not talking about grip tape)
I discovered at Crossfit North that I can do a muscle up with them like this (one arm at a time), but not without that extra support. I realize it would take more strength with less stability, but I can't seem to get as high with the false grip when they can spin freely. Seems to me it would be better to at least be able to do the muscle up... thoughts?
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:42 AM   #2
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The false grip doesn't need to be high on the ring. In fact, the main pressure (from your wrist) should, I believe, be right in the bottom of the ring. Think of doing the actual gripping of the bottom of the ring with the crook of your wrist. That is, hold onto it by basically squeezing it between your wrist and the fleshy part of the outside bottom of your hand, pretty much directly opposite the pointy bone on the top of your wrist. (Here: http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/...cabs_0049.html.) In essence, **** your wrist hard the whole time and then hang from that. The fingers are mostly just for security. Then it shouldn't much matter if the rings are taped to the straps or not.

Don't know if any of that explanation is clear enough to be of any help...
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Carrie! That explanation really helps... I will give it a try this weekend.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:21 PM   #4
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I like my low rings taped to the straps. If you set em up right you don't loose any adjustability and I just don't like the rings being able to slide around in the straps. Certain strength moves are complicated if the rings can rotate in the straps.
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