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Does anybody know anything about training with gymnastics rings? I heard it was really good for building strength and I was wondering if anyone knew
anthything about where to get them (or how to make them) and what excercises you can do.


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john gill (jgill) certainly did, that guy is ripped, check out some of his pictures doing one armed levers and stuff like that,


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Does anybody know anything about training with gymnastics rings? I heard it was really good for building strength and I was wondering if anyone knew
anthything about where to get them (or how to make them) and what excercises you can do.

Here's a site, http://www.ringtraining.com/. It has stuff for sale, but also some workout ideas. The owner, Tyler, is active on the Crossfit website if you have questions. They're big on doing muscle-ups.

I made my own by cutting out 4 rings of 3/4" plywood with a skil saw, gluing two together to make each ring, routing the edges to make them hand-friendly, and using webbing to hang them off of the hangboard. They rock. Don't worry about perfect...good enough is just fine.

Much more friendly on the shoulders using them for dips. Much harder too, as you have to stabilize them. Heck, just supporting yourself with arms extended for a minute is work. Fun to play around with. Highly recomment a set.


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I used to be in gymnastics (at least we trained with them, I was in diving)

Rings are a blast, great upper body workout. A outdoor store here has something I think may be a little better though. I am sure a post will pop up soon of a pic but I will attempt a description

Cut a wall board in half, then tie some spectra or what ever to the cieling, just like rings. Now, you have holds wich are much more suited for our purpose.

theese are manufactured items, can't remember the name, priced around 50 bucks

good luck

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duh! go to gear guide :idea:


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www.ironmind.com
search under r-ring

any abdominal exercise that can be preformed on a pull-up or dip bar will be much harder on the rings because it forces the trainee to stablize excessive body movement, using the prime muscles to preform the exercise as well as using the smaller joint/stablization muscles to steady the body's overall posture.

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Don't know how much regular rings cost to buy/make. But Metolius' Rock Rings cost 50 bucks.

You can do most of the same training you would on regular rings, but also train different hand positions, which would be more useful for climbing.

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/rockringscnc.htm


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A section of my website deals with rings and other gym apparatus:

Climbing & Gymnastics

Check it out - you might find it interesting. 8^)


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Don't know how much regular rings cost to buy/make. But Metolius' Rock Rings cost 50 bucks.

You can do most of the same training you would on regular rings, but also train different hand positions, which would be more useful for climbing.

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/rockringscnc.htm

Hmmm, I have a hard time picturing a muscle up using those. I've used them, and would say they complement gymnastic rings. Different purpose.


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funny this topic has just come up because i just got done making some rings of my own. all i did was run some webbing through like 1 or 3/4 inch steel piping, then ran the webbing up to some hooks i put in the ceiling, the project cost me less than ten bucks, and as far as i can see, i can use them just the same as rings even though they're really just triangles. i would recomend putting some kind of padding on them however because they can make you palms ache if you on them for a long time.


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