Homemade Gym “Rings” or “Handles”
Phil Goetz, a Synergy Athletics reader, generously sent in some photos of homemade gym “rings.” I can immediately see a ton of uses for these.
Last year, I made homemade blast straps. I bought the nylon webbing off of ebay, made handles and had to have them professionally sown together. Then I melted them a little bit for extra support. Kind of a pain.
(I just searched through hundreds of pictures and couldn’t find one that showed the nylon ones! I’m glad Phil sent some over!)
These handles that Phil sent over could be used for the same thing, but 10 X more versatile. Why is Phil’s better? Because you can switch out the handle to multiple thicknesses. Also, no sowing, welding, hammering, etc required! I bet these cost under $10, with the carabiner being the most expensive part (but you can also use for other things).
Full “Ring” or “Handle”
Possible Exercises (just stuff off the top of my head right now)
- Recline (Supine) Rows
- Unstable Pushups
- Bodyweight Triceps Extensions (Shown here with thick rope)
- Thick Grip Pickups
- Hammer Pickups (just changing the clip – Hammer Grip Pick Up Video)
- Dips (have to check the balance on this one)
What other uses can you guys think of???? Please post them up in the comments!
- Joe Hashey, CSCS -
PS. Anyone have something else cool and simple? Please shoot some photos over to firstname.lastname@example.org !
Double PS. Thanks agian to those that filled out this Synergy Athletics Poll. Homemade equipment was one of the top things you requested, so hopefully this helps.