Best sports & outdoors gymnastics according to redditors

We found 431 Reddit comments discussing the best sports & outdoors gymnastics. We ranked the 134 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Gymnastics:

u/RE401 · 148 pointsr/Fitness


Lifting with chalk is a completely different experience than without. Nothing like your grip being perfect when the weights get heavy.

u/woodsgb · 29 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Heavy duty carabiner for easy adjustments. I highly recommend

u/onwee · 18 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just bought adjustable straps for my rings ( So much better than the cam buckle types. No messy straps and perfect length between different exercises!

u/TheSpruce_Moose · 16 pointsr/weightroom

I got this in September and I'm still wondering if I should put it in my will to leave to my descendants (it's lasting that long). Worth it.

u/internet_observer · 16 pointsr/Fitness

You will want to make sure you are doing a body weight routine that includes more difficult movements and not just ricidulous volume on basic exercises.

/r/bodyweightfitness is a good starting point to get you rolling but if you already have great lifts their routine might not be advanced enough for you. Overcoming Gravity is a great resource with writeups and progressions for exercises although through some extremely advanced gymnastics exercises such as planche pushups.

It should be very easy to keep your size for your upper body with BW exercises. Lower body is a bit harder, especially if you have a very big squat/deadlift. Still doable, but for the most part you still will want to add weight, and will be doing things like weighted pistols and weighted shrimp squats.

Dominik Sky and FitnessFAQs both have youtube channels with a good bit of information.

A place to do pullups is all you really need for bodyweight exercises. I would recommend picking up a set of Gymnastics Rings at some point or another though as they are extremely useful for bodyweight training.

I would increasing your flexibility training a bit. A lot of bodyweight stuff benefits hugely from increased flexibility.

Also lastly, I don't know how advanced of a lifter you are, but if you are a very advanced lifter be a little with some of the very advanced straight arm body weight exercises. They require a lot of tendon strength in addition to muscle. Even if you have a 2x body weight bench for example you will want to still do some tendon conditioning before jumping straight to an iron cross to avoid injury.

u/RoscoeIV · 13 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

What about something like this?

u/Mckallidon · 11 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Nayoya Gymnastic Rings for Full Body Strength and Crossfit Training

I hear wooden ones are better but these have served me very well. I cannot personally attest to wood myself.

u/DrRabbitt · 9 pointsr/skateboarding
u/Moter8 · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Any wooden rings should do fine, example:

I have these ones and they are great.

u/openg123 · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I commented on this before, so copy and pasting!

I didn't get the USMD ones because of the 1.25" ring thickness and wanted 1.11" Olympic sized ones so I started looking elsewhere. I ended up picking these up Rep Wood Rings

Things I like about them:

  • A lot cheaper at $49
  • 1.11" Olympic sized ring thickness
  • The straps are numbered so it's easier to get the rings to the same height
  • Velcro mini straps by the buckle for securing excess unused portion of the straps

    Feels great in the hands, highly recommended!
u/deosama · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I recently purchased my home gym, all in all, it was about $1300.

I bought this half rack - $350

This bench - $100

This bar and set of plates - $250

These Dumbbells - $600

These Rings - $34

This belt - $27

Total if you buy it all today: $1361

I looked to get as much of it as I could while it was on sale, or discounted. I also went to and got something like 15% off a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card, so I got it for an even better price.

It allows me to do basically everything I need to do, and I've bene loving it! Let me know if you have any questions.

u/IAMA_RELIABLE_SOURCE · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Welcome to Bodyweight. First off, read the FAQ so you understand everything. I recommend this routine (assuming that you are not too weak): The routine is good for beginners. Do it every other day, and you should be getting back in shape. Just remember to eat well and get enough rest. As for your dumbbell, you CAN switch out certain exercises, but I do not recommend isolation work until you get back in shape (in other words, don't do it yet).

You would really want to get a pair of gymnastic rings too. They're not too expensive and they're awesome.

Here's a good pair for $30.

And a better pair for $55

Enjoy your stay and read the faq!

u/dbe · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Amazon. They seem well made.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/Fitness

If you want to feel more secure:
Cheap AF and crazy useful. I'm 180-200 and regularly strap a plate to myself and use it. Plus dips are amazing.

u/Calisthenics-Fit · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got Double Circle, wood rings, but the thing I really like about it is their strap system. It's not just numbered, each height is sewn closed and notched. Extremely easy and quick to go from doing ring push ups to dips and back again and have both sides balanced exactly

u/SunTzuWarmaster · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got these guys. I would urge you NOT to cheap out on this product, as its failure could be life-threatening. Fundamentally, BWF is really, really cheap. Total investment for me is ~$50 ($30 rings, $20 building-my-own paralettes). Considering that $50 will last you more than a year, it is, at most, 10% of the cost of a year of crossfit membership.

Some words on at-home training:

  • If you have rings mounted comfortable enough to swing your legs a little, you don't need a pullup bar, see my last video for an example of placements.
  • Get a band or two for stretching. Rings are more flexibility-demanding than is typical. I assume that you have a broom.
  • Get some free weights. I have have 2 30#, 2 15#, and a 45# kettlebell. This covers about all your basic lifts.
  • Do high-rep bicep curls. This will even you out when you start having elbow problems from pulling exercises.
  • Drill false grip!
  • Clear a space. The most important part of your home gym is the space to actually work out. Your space should be large enough to do a full yoga session in, at a minimum. Ideally it should be big enough to fall over from a handstand. Outside areas are bonus points ;).
u/Nerdlinger · 6 pointsr/Fitness

This is what I use. Cheap as hell, lasts forever. Just put a block in a ziploc bag and bust it up to keep things neat.

u/dweezil22 · 6 pointsr/fitness30plus

I managed to get a really sore elbow that plagued me for months from some combination of these three things:

  1. Uncomfortable low bar squat grip

  2. Using a typical pec dec or similar for pec exercises

  3. Chinups, including greasing the groove

    I solved it with:

  4. With [shoulder dislocate stretches] ( to increase shoulder mobility such that it wasn't stressing my elbows anymore (I use a towel instead of a stick). I would just do a few before I squatted.

  5. I just stopped doing this. Bench and dips were usually enough and I'd just do isometrics for pec isolation if I wanted more.

  6. I tried switching grips with no luck. Finally bought these rings and use them instead. Then I used Rippetoe's ad hoc elbow recovery guide. Since then I've stuck with the rings and been fine.

    I couldn't find a good direct link for this, but it was essentially to 25 sets of 2 twice a week, and increase the 2 up to 3, then 4 all the way up to 5 whenever you're able. At the end you'll be doing 25 sets of 5 pullups. I did this figuring I would either heal or injure myself bad enough to go to the doctor, it worked for me.
u/manitauro · 6 pointsr/Fitness

Why not two?

u/Mapes · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Bought these for $25 and they work fine, in case you don't have the tools to make your own rings.

u/badfishnow · 6 pointsr/Fitness

A pair of rings from Amazon can make your door frame bar a lot more versatile. From the /r/bodyweightfitness beginner routine: Ring dips, ring pushups, and horizontal rows. I wrapped my cheap plastic rings in bicycle handlebar tape to make them more comfortable and increase grip. Total with the door frame bar, rings, and tape was about $50. Completely worth it!

u/Brusswole_Sprouts · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have these!

u/ActionRick · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Wood Rings for $35:
Wood Gymnastic Rings Olympic Straps Buckles Gym Cross Fit Training Pull Up Dips

u/mambouli · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I live in Montreal, so I'll give you the link of the item I purchased. Should be cheaper on

Gymnastics Rings

As for the Chin-up bar, Walmart website doesn't seem to have the exact model I purchased like 5 years ago, but it's very similar to this one.

For the chin-up bar, you want to make sure there's a holding circular bracket (like a short cylindrical cup) that you drill in the door frame first on each side. You don't want a bar that relies on pressure alone, you want the bar to be held inside those cups.

u/nx25 · 5 pointsr/homegym

Basic gym for $750. Rack (probably best deal around), barbell, weight (great deal right now. You could probably buy here and sell these right now for a profit on Craigslist), and maybe some rings for dips and rows.

Also checkout /r/weightroom and /r/bodybuilding for getting bigger.

u/tomcatfever · 5 pointsr/loseit

Walking is extremely effective! But, I'm in a similar boat.
Too cold / icy conditions for long walks. But if you have bad joints (I have extremely bad shoulder and heel problems from injuries), you can still workout with a highly effective routine. I'll give you a few steps you can take.
First, read this post by /u/Antranik.
Next, save this image of progressions somewhere and then design a program using the bodyweight fitness faq. Or just follow the image cap progressions. They are very similar.
You can start using two sturdy chairs, a door, or basically anything that lets you do a row and a dip.
Finally once you make some progress, invest in some low-cost equipment.

  1. A dip station - something like this.
  2. Wooden Olympic rings with measured straps.
  3. A mat of some sort.
  4. A foam roller for your joints.
    You might consider investing in the foam roller now. If you don't already have one, they hurt at first but are totally worth it.
    For the most part you'll be focused on the flexability and body alighment work. And keep in mind, easy progressions! Get to a place where you can do 3-4 sets of 8 easily and start with 5 sets of 4-5 with the next progression.
    To stay motivated, I like to workout in my room while listening to books on tape, crime podcasts, or the news on the radio.
    The tempo of spoken word helps me keep my effort even and is mentally stimulating during rests.
u/sergei650 · 4 pointsr/Fitness
u/DrMrBurrito · 4 pointsr/climbing

I use gymnasts chalk. I can't tell the difference between this and boutique chalk like Friction Labs.

u/-lllll--------lllll- · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I bought my last order of this over a year ago. I use several times a week and still have plenty left.

Z-Athletic 3 oz. Chalk Ball for Gymnastics, Climbing, and Weight Lifting

u/Astronaut_Cock · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

That's cool but you could have got something like this which opens up a big world of possibilities. I use that off a wall mounted pull up bar.

u/n88n · 4 pointsr/knots

i love rigging random hanging items from my basement ceiling. I am a rock climber and train ninja warrior obstacles so I like to hang all types of stuff.

My favorite way is to create loops with 1" tubular webbing (climbing stuff not hobby). You can buy rolls of one inch webbing for pretty cheap.

Then cut to size and use a water knot to make a loop out of the webbing. I loop it around the rafter on my ceiling and I clip a beaner or any thing else to the webbing and it supports a ton of weight. You can easy move it if you want. Or i just have slowly made a ton of loops around the basement so it is easy to create different courses or routes.

With your pullup bar you can drill holes in the end of the bar and bolt on eye loops. Then create two loops of webbing over the rafters in the garage and hook up the bar.

In my opinion a swinging pull up bar is not fun and personally i would want it fixed with no swing on it. gymnastics rings are a better option for pullups with movement.

These Nayoya ones are great. They come with the rings and easily adjustable webbing. pretty cheap and if you can work pull ups, muscle ups, dips and all kinds of bodyweight exercises. rings are the shit.

u/AcroATX · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

would you trust your face to equipment that is supposed to support like 30# of resistance?

$36 wooden rings. Well reviewed.

$22 plastic rings. Also well reviewed.

u/PressPlayEveryDay · 4 pointsr/P90X

I'm glad you reached out. This is a small subreddit, but there are many enthusiastic participants.

First of all, the most important thing for you is to establish consistency. If you'll be more consistent with weights over bands (or vice versa) pick the one that you'll do.

I personally prefer weights because they are harder, I feel like I can precisely perform the movement that I want, and It is also easy to track progress. 5 pound increments are easier for me to track then inches and loops and colors on bands.

Having said that, there is nothing wrong with bands. If those are your only option, use them! Using bands is infinitely better than doing nothing.

Regarding pullups, I was in the same situation as you. I used a door frame bar that just chewed up my landlord's door frame. When I moved into my new house, I decided to not repeat that mistake and I bought a pullup tower instead.

This is the pullup tower I bought. I got it for $40.00 on Craigslist and it has been more than adequate. The additional dip bars and pullup bars have been very useful for P90X workouts as well.

Finally, nice job not letting your illness be an excuse. That's admirable.

u/She_Squats · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Usually people wear knee-high socks while deadlifting to avoid scratches and such - and they are required for (most) federations during powerlifting competitions. So, socks will definitely help. Also, a lot of people use baby powder on their thighs to help the bar glide / reduce friction. I personally don't start baby-powdering until I hit 90% of my max though.

I don't have a liquid chalk recommendation, I use plain old chalk from blocks and it is really very cheap. Here is the kind I use - a whole pound for $13.00. It will last you literally years.

u/CoasianSolution · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/FoomFries · 3 pointsr/climbing

Honestly, I just purchased a pound of magnesium carbonate on amazon. I haven't heard of a difference in chalk worth the pricepoint yet - though I'm always open to evidence proving otherwise.

u/KingLokkju · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/futuremo · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I bought this chalk in September for $12 a pound. Comes in 8 blocks. Have not finished a full block yet and I workout 5+ times a week on average, so I imagine it'll last 2 years minimum.

I bought these straps when I decided I didn't want to use mixed grip anymore since they had the best reviews on Amazon and I have no complaints, they're excellent.

Now I just need to stop losing my goddamn wrist wraps.

u/karlgnarx · 3 pointsr/weightroom

Basic chalk from Amazon. Will last forever. ~$9.00

Liquid Chalk from EliteFTS. On sale! $4.00! This stuff is awesome and is what I take with me to my stupid, chalkless, soccer-mom gym.

u/anynone · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have these: They are the best investment I have made as far as exercise equipment goes. Make sure you get some chalk--it helps immensely when working with plastic rings.

u/fearlessmercenary · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm no veteran, but I built these for £10 - one thing i'd say is spring for a pipe cutter or get your pipe cut for you as using a hacksaw for cutting pipe is a fucking nightmare.

Also, I made the horizontal pipe 12" as I saw no need to have it be 24" and if it's longer it will just bend in the middle. Also, if you leave one pair of joints un-glued, you can fold them flat for easy storage.

They work great for l-sits and tuck planche work, and being able to transition from one to the other is fun.

My Reddit secret santa bought me these which are pretty good. Straps are really sturdy, but i imagine wood rings would feel nicer on the hands.

u/misplaced_my_pants · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/vagif · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you have a door frame you can buy a pull up bar. No need to mount or anything, it just hinges on the door frame.

And then you can buy rings and attach them to that pull up bar.

And now you can do all kinds of pull ups and push ups.

u/averagehoplite · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Man TRX sucks. They are really shitty. You can't use it for dips and its too difficult to set up for chin ups.

Use Gymnast rings. these can support 2000lbs and are easily adjustable. Shit is good yo

u/UniverseChamp · 3 pointsr/gainit

Here’s what I would recommend for starting home training balancing cost and utility. Obviously, if you afford all of it and have the space, just do that.

1-pullup bar or rings

2-resistance bands

3-dumbbells (shop for used, if possible, if space is tight try these)

4-adjustable bench (same, used benches go for as low as $30)

5-barbell set (time to start deadlifting)

6-power rack (don’t go cheap here)

u/MarbleZoo · 3 pointsr/normalnudes

/r/EatCheapAndHealthy is great.

When I wanted to put on weight it was 3-6 eggs, toast and a juice or a protein shake each day for breakfast, turkey sandwich for lunch, fruit and nuts throughout the day, and either two chicken breasts or whatever I felt like for dinner. Didn't plan on it being "health food," but that's more or less how it turned out. Once your main diet shifts to natural foods the shit becomes less appealing.

Bodyweight workouts can do a lot more than you might think, as well. Get a set of gymnastic rings if you can, they make any bodyweight workout dramatically harder and more productive by forcing many more muscles to work in order to maintain balance and form. The set I got served me well for a time, but shop around. Use them for pushups, pull ups, dips, anything. Get creative with them. Invent your own exercises.

u/squarezz · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Just get a pair of regular rings for half the price. You can use these for all the exercises you need, I would imagine it's a bit more akward trying to do muscle ups on those freestyle trainers you posted.

u/BAUDR8 · 3 pointsr/crossfit

Are you in search of gymnastic rings friend? I have a pair I just picked up to practice muscle up transitions at home, but turns out the day they arrived I magically was able to bang out like 8 ring MU's at my box for the first time. If you pay for shipping you can have them.

u/Van-van · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/BulletD0dger · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I use these at 1.25 size (thicker to work grip strength for false grip and muscle ups). There's also a set on Amazon for 35 bucks. As long as they're wooden you're good to go, no need to go above 50

u/phatphoeater · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just purchased these rings but I'm just a beginner. I spent a lot of time reading about sizing and material. Wood is supposed to provide good grip despite sweaty hands without the need for chalk. They don't hold up outdoors though. I went with the FIG (1.11") diameter. I also wanted the marked straps for easier adjustments.

I hung mine on my doorway pull up bar and started working on top support, dip negatives, and rows. I bought them because my chairs/parallel bar setup was too unstable for dips. No complaints yet.

u/poorhistorians · 3 pointsr/minimalism

You could buy a sturdier one that you drill into the wall. The guys at r/bodyweightfitness might have some suggestions if you are a heavier weight. For reference, back in 2016 I bought this, which has an option to drill into the wall, but I'm 115lb so I didn't try that and like being able to easily store it away when not in use since I'm in a small apartment and hang this on my guest bathroom doorframe. I also bought these olympic rings since they are easy to store when not used.

Generally, I'm weary of buying equipment that takes up a lot of space, is hard to store/get rid of, is pricey and that I wouldn't use regularly. r/bodyweightfitness helped me figure out some realistic options, so hopefully it can help others here who want a low-cost solution

u/satxmcw · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Power towers are freestanding pull up/dip bar combos like this. The one I linked is pretty much the cheapest one available, and may also be best for inverted stuff like you were showing (no back rest for leg raises). I actually just bought this one and like it a lot except that the dip bars are a little far apart for me, but that's probably true of all the power tower models

I also have a door-frame bar (the kind in the video you linked) and it's also always worked great for me.

u/ibsulon · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

How high is your ceiling?

I have this one: - and have a set of rings with it. I bought it with a pair of rings and do my horizontal rows off the rings. (It also allows me to do ring pushups.)

I haven't had issues with it moving around except when I was messing around and testing the limits. It's not good for diagonal forces (I adjusted my incline rows to take that into account.)

u/R0FL_LAUNCHER · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The bar is probably the Iron Gym one, I was thinking about buying one today. I'm curious about the rings though, I was considering building my own dip bars but if the rings work just as well for $40 I'm going to spring for those. I'll edit my comment if I find the rings.

Pull-up Bar ($23.99):

Rings ($32.99):

u/Sythus · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got it all from amazon:

pullup bar

resistance bands

gymnast rings

i actually hang my rings from the pullup bar. my setup isn't optimal, but its the best i could do in my house. my house is 2 floors, and the main hallway goes all the way to the top of the 2nd floor, so i could hang it there and not worry about anything above my head (so, yeah, my pullup bar is in the middle of a hallway right as you come in my house. the bar extends into the middle of the walkway, so if i don't tidy things up, you just have stuff dangling down).

my pullup bar is high enough that i have to jump up to reach. this gives me the space to be able to do do an l sit muscle up without bonking my head on the bar. if i try to skin the cat with advanced tuck, then my feet are going to hit the wall that leads to the stairs upstairs, so normally i'll just do front lever progressions and then turn around and do back.

honestly the worst part is trying to find a place to put the pullup bar.

u/nigelregal · 2 pointsr/Fitness
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate

  • Flat shoes for lifts. If you have the money you can do something like adidas powerlift 2.0 shoes for 90 dollars or so and use them for squats and such. Grab some barefoot shoes or just deadlift barfoot.

  • Grip chalk. You likely won't need it now but getting a brick

  • calipers. You don't really need this unless you just want to track it and to ensure not gaining too much fat.

  • Maybe some vitamins

  • Creatine

  • blender bottles. Grab a couple.

  • Gym bag, lock

  • Small tanktops to show off the gains
u/Joyce_Hatto · 2 pointsr/golf

I use gym chalk on my hands when it gets hot. I don't wear a glove. Problem solved, at least for me, and I sweat freely.

Gym Chalk for Sweaty Golfer's Hands

u/thriftyfetus · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

here ya go.

P.S. I hope you mean you use a pronated grip for lower weights...i.e. palms facing you, also called double overhand. Double underhand (supinated) would be a little odd and might set you up for a bicep strain!

u/voyvf · 2 pointsr/Fitness

In a perfect world, you'll want a pair of 35's, a pair of 25's, two pairs of tens, a pair of 5's, and a pair of 2.5's, in addition to the 45's listed. Obviously, you can make do without, but those increments make progressive overload a bit easier.

> Note: I live in FL and the place doesn't have a screen patio. It will be on grass. Should I buy a large gazebo of some sort? Additional suggestions please.

Well, I'd imagine that it'll last longer if it's not rained on and you probably want to keep dry when you have a 300lb bar on your back. I know I would. Heck, a sturdy tent might work, depending on the weather you get down there.

Also, if you don't have any, get some chalk. Doesn't have to be fancy, just chalk.

u/PooptyPewptyPaints · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Why? It's not like chalk is expensive. One of these will last you forever.

u/refraction_ · 2 pointsr/Fitness

If you want to keep your hands callous-free, you're better off getting some straps. Yeah you're missing out in grip development blah blah, but as long as you're only using them once your grip starts to fail it'll still continue to develop.

Gloves aren't as good because it adds an extra layer to slide and rub between your hands and the bar. Doing something like heavy deadlifts with gloves can end up leaving your hands a lot worse off than if you hadn't used anything at all.

Your other option is to just spend a few dollars on something chalk-related. If you really want to keep your hands smooth then $7 on a chalk ball like this isn't a big cost. Get that, some regular chalk, whatever. Just file down your callouses /moisturise your hands sometimes and you shouldn't have much of a problem.

u/ilykdp · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I wouldn't recommend doing it on any surface that isn't the right width - just a little wider than shoulder width.

I have this pull up bar and these olympic rings that I do dips on.

This way you can do dips with proper form and will make it easier to do negative training.

u/my-fitness-acct · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I went cheap cheap on my rings. Definitely not wood handles there (some kind of textured plastic). But the straps are rated for 1,000lbs so you should be good on that end. As for placement on the bar, if the bar is fine when you hang/pull from the wide grip position, I wouldn't worry about it at all!

edit: make sure you're pulling the right direction. You want your weight to pull the bar into the door frame. This pic is a little deceiving - I would do my rows facing the camera in that picture. Otherwise you're going to pull the bar away from the door frame and possibly out of it. Does that make sense?

u/Essena_Solick · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

This is simultaneously so distressing and intriguing to read. Unpicking denial from the outside seems impossible to me. I have to say as a former ass-head, the one thing that my wife could have done that would have worried me would be exactly what you are doing: just getting on with it yourself. Sounds like you are switched on now. I wonder what excuse he will come up with when you are doing one-handed handstands with no excess body fat.

Yes, my wife is relieved but after 112 days also irritated with my tedious conversations about fitness and the rings I hung from the ceiling hitting her on the head in the dark. :)

u/adamthinks · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm not OP, but these are the ones I use, and they are great. Very durable, well made.

u/UnretiredGymnast · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

>To join a club team in college, would you need previous experience like most of the people in there?

Not necessarily. The university club teams are generally open to any enrolled students who want to participate.

>And besides college, where could I find some rings and a bar to train?

You can buy your own pair of rings (something like these) and set up pretty much anywhere you can hang them--a tree branch, some playground equipment, a balcony... be creative.

u/sterlingmaxx · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

ProSource Exercise Fitness Gymnastic Rings

41 bucks on amazon right now.

u/tyronomo · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Easy, search "Olympic Rings" on Amazon.

I bought these a while back and they are great!

u/hodgerton · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

My mrs got me these rings for Christmas which I have hung on this pull up bar The straps are adjustable and really long, I have them about 3 foot off the ground for inverted rows.

I realise that is not an Iron Gym bar but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work the same.

u/actin_and_myosin · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought a pair of Zensufu rings from Amazon for about 26 dollars, including the straps and buckle. According to Amazon, that brand is out of stock.

I think these would probably get the job done though.

u/BanderaHumana · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got these ones

The company provides great customer service. I had a problem with one of the straps and they offered to send me a new one. They even paid for the shipping

u/WanderingJones · 2 pointsr/weightroom

I use these rings and I've had no complaints.

u/Mong04 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

These were highly recommended to me and they fit your price range :)

Edit: If you don't mind going over a few dollars.

u/giarox · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most ppl around here recomment these MDUSA rings, theyre pretty sturdy and have a lifetime warrenty (noone has ever said they failed them. I also commonly see Nayoya rings _~30 bucks on amazon IIRC) being toted as well priced but great quality wooden rings

Edit- Nayoya rings also Woot has pretty constant discounts on Body by Jake rings (Quality seems ok but Im not sure about shipping to uk?)

u/jkr · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Yep, they come with straps. These are the one I got:

I'm sure the wooden ones that people recommend are better, but these do the job just fine, they're very solid, and I haven't had any problems with them getting slippery from sweat in the sort of workouts I do. Even if I upgrade to wood in the future, I'll still probably want to have these around for outside use.

u/InternalEnergy · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Unweighted bicep curls won't do much no matter how many reps. If you want hypertrophy, you need significant resistance. Fill some jugs of water (~8 lb/US gal)

Rings are not expensive and unlock a lot of really cool and challenging movements. $40 buys a decent set. Highly recommend.

u/dragonalighted · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The ones I got are Nayoya (amazon link)

I like them, they have been working for me really well.

u/AdabadaYou · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

MDUSA is having a labor-day sale and their wooden rings are probably the best value you'll see for wooden rings right now; however, the plastic rings are still cheaper. These are what I got: although I think I remember them being $30 not $40. At $40 you might as well splurge the extra $10-20 and just get nice wooden rings.

u/DangerMacAwesome · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just searched amazon for mine.

They have been amazing for me, and are currently cheaper than I bought them for.

u/sneeden · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Looks to be about $80 with these parts:

2*$15 Pulleys

$25 Belt

$25 Rings

$16 Rope

This is assuming you have a place to hang it.

u/WizardOfNomaha · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

These are the ones I own and they work great for me. But really any of the highly rated ones on Amazon are probably fine. Just make sure you read the reviews and don't order something with straps that slip or other annoying quality issues.

u/d100n · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/jonathaniui · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Check the ones Antranik recommends in his rings routine page, those are recommended by him and have 50% discount on amazon, or at least they had it last week.

Edit: They still have the discount, here is the link

u/king-louis-rds · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought two pairs of rings :

u/Antranik · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Honestly there are so many that are between $25-40 and they all seem to be of the same quality but I don't know for sure cause I can't review them all. I know that the wooden rings themselves are usually identical. The only difference is sometimes the straps are shorter on the cheapest sets and longer on the more expensive sets. Go with something that has consistently good reviews, such as this one and you can't really go wrong. Some people complain that the buckles don't work or break. Those people are feeding the straps in the wrong way!

u/eshlow · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Any rings works.

Suggested wood rings because they hold chalk better and feel grippier than plastic.

I've used these before and they're solid.

If you search around more you could probably get something cheaper

u/JackGetsIt · 2 pointsr/JoeRogan

You know I put a set of rings up in one of my spare bedrooms and was doing pull ups consistently on them before I heard him talking about it maybe 4 months ago because the pullup is such a great movement. I liked the idea of just hanging so I switched to doing my pull ups at the gym and just using my home rings as a quick stretch when I wake up or if I've been on the computer too long. I didn't have any health issues before but I really think its has made me feel less tight in my back and it's definitely helped with posture. I've also noticed a bit more grip strength at the gym because I'm basically greasing the groove by doing it so frequently.

Here are the rings I bought. They've been amazing.

I thought they were going to be junk for how little I paid for them but they are well built and the nylon webbing is very high quality.

I have a few tricks with how I set them up. Let me know if your interested and I can take some pictures.

u/HamHockMcGee · 2 pointsr/homegym

Instead of buying a dip attachment, buy a pair of gymnastic rings on Amazon for 30-40 dollars. Rings would allow you to do pull ups as well as some other exercises. It is likely cheaper. A dip attachment for your rack will certainly be needed as you'll likely be dipping 2-3 plates. If you're not into weighted dips, consider it as an option.

Here's an example:

u/MATTtheSEAHAWK · 2 pointsr/overcominggravity

I just got these and I love them. The straps are very high quality and the wooden rings have a great feel. Also I'd highly recommend some chalk, it makes performing on any pair of rings much better.

u/bdorn14 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought these ones off Amazon about 4 months ago. Definitely wood recommend getting some wooden ones

u/Xaspr · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm not an expert, but I was in a similar situation to you (diamond push-ups too easy), so I recently bought some rings. I spent $35 on these Titan wood rings on amazon, and I'm really happy with them. Using them for the recommended routine (dips, push ups), I have already seen and felt a noticeable difference in my chest and arms.

u/mmcgrath · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got these just a couple of weeks ago and attached them to my pullup bar. They were much longer than I expected but cutting the strap shorter fixed that. They're comfortable and I recommend them:

u/Sod_Off_Shotgun · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I moved away from my 24 hour gym and I'm not going to do Planet Fitness. I already have a curling bar from back in the day and I'm not worried about putting too much weight on that for a while because I'm weak AF.

For the time being, any squats I do will be of the front variety and I'll be picking this up for pullups and dips:

So I can pretty much do all the necessary lifts, although not at high weight. Once I have to upgrade my equipment, I'll do that, but for now those will do. Can't really do bench press, but I'll do other chest exercises for that.

e: just read that you enjoy heavy lifting... you might need a bit more than my setup, heh. There is a youtube channel called Buff Dudes (I think that's it- youtube is blocked where I am right now) where they make homemade power cages, benches, dip stands etc.

u/atreyuno · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Just started the RR at /r/bodyweightfitness this week. After my first workout I realized that pull ups from the rafters in my basement and dips from my wobbly kitchen stools just won't cut it. The moldings over the doors of my place won't fit a pull up bar but I found a power tower on craigslist for $45!
I picked up a cheap yoga mat for outdoor workouts ($15), a 15lb slam ball ($25 & too heavy, btw), resistance bands ($7) and a jump rope ($10).

I've been lifting for 4 years and never cared for a home gym - but I'm super psyched about this new set up and my "wake and bake workout" routine that comes with it.

Now I'm seriously considering putting a squat rack and olympic bar with bumper plates in the basement. Hoping to find something on CL for a good price! Fingers crossed XX. Already ordered fatigue mats for the space at a great price on woot.

Have followed this protein bar recipe/ technique many times and it's stellar. Don't be intimidated by melted chocolate - it's super easy.

EDIT: Not DIY, I realize but I'm SO excited I couldn't not share.

u/charming__quark · 2 pointsr/WellnessOver30

I would go for something like this:

Pull ups. RAWR!!

But if I was going for a cardio machine I would buy a treadmill.

u/limoncello_lux · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Sometimes clothes just end up sprawled over this thing:


u/solo954 · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/garglemyload · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Something like this would probably suffice:

Important things: made of wood rather than plastic, decent straps, easily adjustable buckles that don't slip and which are gonna hold up for a good period of time.

u/-Skinwalker- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This is your best option if you set up on the same bar every time.

u/Robotra · 1 pointr/crossfit

I bought this and at my current use rate, it looks like it will last at least 6 months, probably more.

u/iLiftHeavyThingsUp · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

GSC Gym Chalk - 1lb

Will last you until your grandchildren die if you use it sparingly.

u/DREADLOCKSS · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Good goals same as mine honestly.

What i meant by asking your goals was that there isn't a reason to enforce pronated form on the rings unless you had a pronated hand goal. I would start doing false grip pull-ups you may need some chalk but it's dirt cheap. or just do ring pull-ups and let the rings do whatever they want as long as you get full ROM. if you go the false grip route you may need to work in false grip hangs to get full rom on the bottom of the movement.

u/tradotto · 1 pointr/climbing

It's pretty common. I have seen multiple people with a box of chalk blocks in their trunk. Here you get 8 blocks of chalk for about $9.

Edit: Found more links $90 bucket, 10,20,30 lbs of chalk,more

u/NillIllusion · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Magnesium Carbonate, also known as gym chalk or climbing chalk. Takes very little and it's dirt cheap, no need to get the pricey stuff, they come in solid 2oz. blocks. Could get it from a local rock gym, or here it is on amazon.

u/Felosele · 1 pointr/leangains

As below, I hope you are using a mixed grip- it immediately improved my DL by like 30 lbs. Having a similar effect was chalking up my hands. Turns out most of the slipperiness was sweat. Chalk is cheap as hell too. 12 bucks for eight bars or so. of the stuff

u/phrakture · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yep. I like the bricks a little better, myself. That ball is like a sock filled with powder

u/mrbaker3 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Is there a normal amount of chalk you're supposed to use? I just bought this and, having never used chalk before, I don't want to dump a ton of chalk on my hands. Is there a good amount to use or best way to put it on your hands?

u/jayhilly · 1 pointr/Fitness

Like this?

u/Sahmylee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/superpony123 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Buy some gym chalk!. I cant believe I deadlifted for so long without it. Essentially same story as you. It massively helps with grip. You'd be surprised. Chalk those paws up.

Also, do farmers walks. this will seriously improve your grip. If your gym has a hex bar, this will be the best way to do it (you can do it with dumbbells or kettlebells too, but the grips on the hex bars are as close as youll get to that on a barbell, plus you dont have to deal with the weights bumping into your legs)

Lastly, try using a mixed grip for heavier DLs. This is very common especially for powerlifters pulling reaaaally heavy DLs. I use double overhand as much as I can but above 185 (dont laugh I'm only a 5' lady haha, my max is 215 right now) I usually switch to mixed -though I am working on improving the weight at which I use double overhand. But for weights close to max I'll prob always use mixed grip. Try seeing what is more comfortable, which hand is underhand I mean. For me, left hand is underhand and right is overhand. Just see what feels "right" to you.

grip strength comes with time and isn't always as fast as your actual muscular development. Your hands and forearms have to get stronger too but they are significantly shorter and smaller muscles compared to the hamstrings and glutes and back muscles you use dead lifting. They will grow they just take more time to show significant gains.

u/hailthefsm · 1 pointr/soccer
u/Muttly2001 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay, since you are talking about priorities, we all know the zombie apocalypse is near. In order to protect you and your own I really think you need to buy this Archery Set Not only is it cool, but it will be useful for the zombie apocalypse. In the meantime you can practice and use it as a great stress reliever after a hard day at work.

For myself I really think you should get me the Speed Resistance Training Parachute Again need to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. I need to brush up on my speed and stamina so I can run away from zombie hoards. Also my girlfriend and I would have a blast taking turns wind sprinting...ya know

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u/sevan06 · 1 pointr/rugbyunion

I've been using a parachute (a cheap on I bought here) I usually sprint about 5x50m then I do 3x50m and release the chute at 20m. After I'll do 5x40m sprints without the chute with full rest in between sets. I've felt an improvement in my speed but it's still a work in progress. I've also been doing power cleans and other power lifting exercises to build hip power, which I'm sure has contributed, as well.
I hope some of this helps! Good luck!

u/sirynfollyfallen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think for you or for your kids (I grew up on loony toons and roger rabbit and every kid needs to watch this movie at LEAST once.)

Then for me, I want to say these because they're fun and I could wear them at work, but the more reasonable, realist side of me says I need this more because my cat is a furbeast and his regular slicker brush just isn't hacking it this year.

Thanks for the contest!

u/WiseGuy1-L · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

On average its about 27 *C here.
If taking them down means they will last a way longer time than a year then I will definately take them down - I'm frugal (nice little word for cheap lol). The two top plastic rings I see so far, the problems with them are one's that I just can't live with. I've heard too much good about the wooden rings to not want them :) but I want to make the right choice for my situation and out of my frugal(cheap) nature while still making an informed decision.


u/Rock--Steady · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I used plastic ProSource rings. Work really well, bit slippery when doing heavy weighted exercises, but I wrapped them in badge tape and work great. Straps are holding 233 lbs with no issues at all.

(Got them on Amazon)[]

u/Icarus85 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

These are the one i picked up, great for indoors and out:

u/Darkcharger · 1 pointr/running

I suggest reading the subreddit and checking out their progress pics. Here is a specific routine that is posted on there that I follow . The key to getting bigger/stronger with bodyweight stuff is to do "progressions": once something becomes too easy there is always something harder to do next. Things become extremely hard when gymnastic rings are incorporated and will strengthen muscles you never even knew you had (high suggest some they will kick your butt and are fun to use).

Also, you can most definitely get growth, not sure what bodyweight stuff you were following. Check out any male gymnastic dude, and youll see that they are ripped (especially from the rings). If you read the subtopic you'll see that growth is highly dependent on your diet as well, so you have to eat more to gain. Here is a video by bar brothers, these guys are ripped. You can find plently of vids like this from bodyweight stuff.

u/Thegreatsantino · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Apparently wooden rings are better, but I bought these a couple of years ago and have no complaints.

ProSource Fitness Gymnastics Rings with Straps for CrossFit and Total Body Conditioning at Home

u/Thomaskingo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Rings: well gymnastics rings typically comes with straps to easily hang and adjust them. The only real choice is whether you want them in wood or plastic (I prefer wood. It just feels better in my hands). Gymnastics rings are so simple in design and concepts, that I'd hazard the assumption that quality is mostly the same. Just find a cheap pair on Amazon.

Pull up bar:
I would personally prefer one, that is fixed in the ceiling, but many use the one, which is supposed to be put up on a door frame satisfyingly.

Look around for the best deals. The ones I've listed are just cursory searches.with rings and pull up bares you can do all sorts of rows, push ups, dips, pull ups and lots of other stuff.

u/Mount_Tai · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Or you could buy some professional rings for the same price?

u/pandemicmoose · 1 pointr/Fitness

Not essential, but consider:

u/ifyoucantakeit · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's the link to my rings, but any will do I think -

As for the belt, I made one myself and it works fine.

u/jakehildreth · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

What do you consider cheap? You could buy a set of rings and hang them from your pullup bar. Not only will you be able to do inverted rows, but you'll be able to do lots of other fun stuff as you get stronger.

Here's the set I bought.

u/Gathox · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Have the thing that clamps facing you and pointing towards the ground, put the strap from the back and down into the clamp.

Hope that is easy to understand.

Look at the last picture, they edited it but the straps come from behind.

u/requiresimprovement · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought these recently and have no complaints.

u/AidosKynee · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I just got my first set of real rings (which work way better than my homemade version). However, I have a few questions about their use. For reference, I bought the Nayoya Gymnastics Rings, as they seemed very popular around here.

  1. How do you efficiently switch between heights while doing the RR? For example, I'm doing ring push-ups paired with tucked rows, and it's very annoying to pull the rings up, make sure they're the right height, make sure they're the same height, etc.
  2. Along these lines, I was thinking about marking the positions for various heights, as the straps have no indicators. Any advice for what to use? Do you just draw on it with a white marker or something?
  3. Finally, my rings often slip ~0.5-1 cm when I first put weight on them after adjustment. I'm stringing them the right way, and there's no twist in the strap. Am I just being too hasty?
u/burner010101 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

But this? Or maybe hang rings off the bar you do pullups on?

u/kdan721 · 1 pointr/homefitness

I use rings my basement.

u/Xydin · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

These rings aren't too much more expensive, and claim to be rated at 2000 lbs.

Glancing over the reviews, they seem to be mostly positive verified-purchase. I don't see anyone mention any problems, except a few cases where the buckle broke and one that ended up being user error (installing the buckles backwards).

u/Carlton_Honeycomb · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yes; they will definitely add a lot to your setup.

I would recommend spending an extra $10 on these. But yeah, dips, static holds, rows, push-ups, planks, other core work can all be done with your setup. Don't forget, rings are portable; you can hang them from a tree in a park, your backyard, on vacation, etc, so you could use them for pull-ups, muscle ups, etc.

u/unique-eggbeater · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have these and really like them. They're cheap (at least at the moment - currently at 1/3 their normal price according to Amazon), sturdy, big enough to be comfortable while still being small enough to pop into a backpack, and the straps are easy enough to set up after you get used to it. The straps also have built-in velcro thingies to hold them rolled up. They're also easy to adjust mid-workout when going from rows to pull-ups or whatever.

As a disclaimer, I've only owned the one pair of rings, lol. But they are perfectly adequate for the RR.

u/willowbeard · 1 pointr/Fitness

Got a pair of these.

I mostly do inverted rows with them, but I mix in ring push ups on occasion, and I've tried to start working L-sits... I'm nowhere near there yet...

u/ayjayred · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Thanks. Curious. Why did you choose that over this other product?

u/Erik02 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness


My review, the rings feel great and its possibly the hardest plastic I've every touched. I don't see any way I could damage them or the straps even with my friends abusing them.

u/sylkworm · 1 pointr/martialarts

Jump rope, run, do body weight exercises (push-ups, pull-up, air squats, crunches, burpees, etc), stretch out, buy a set of rings and do pull ups and ring exercises.

I have the Bas Rutten workout, and you can do them with air punches/kicks if you don't have a bag. The kickboxing CD has 10 2-minute rounds with 1 minute rest in between or 10 3-minute rounds with 1-minute rest in between. If you can do the 2-minute round set with good technique, you have pretty decent cardio. IF you can do the 3-minute round set, you're bangkok ready.


There's also the Precision Strike app that you can get for your phone, where it calls out combinations and does round timers. I used to use it more, but I find I like the pacing of Bas's workouts better.

Finally, you can always just pull up a workout video on youtube. Some might require you to work a heavy bag. Some won't.

u/Yohumbus · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I just bought these and they are extremely sturdy feeling. I have no worries about them failing. Their grip is quite good as well, but may not be enough if you have sweaty hands.

u/larry_darrell_ · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yeah I would love to get a set of them as well. These have been on my amazon wish list for awhile. I've been trying to draw the line and resist since I already buy too much stuff I want

u/Pink_Cactus · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

These rings seem to be pretty heavily recommended here, I've been using them with no problems so far.

u/fishlover · 1 pointr/Fitness

Being tall also opens up possibilities for pull-ups. You don't need a straight bar, there are many shapes that work. I think straight bars put more stress on the joints. My preference is a horizontal triangular bar. You might try a basketball hoop. Gymnastic Rings are also great for doing pull-ups.

u/NYCMAC90 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Does anyone who uses plastic rings and has used wood have any tips for making plastic rings similar to wood in performance? Any tip to get the most out of the plastic ones in terms of comfort & performance?

I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

I'm considering buy these straps:

And match them with these rings:

OR these rings:

u/GordonMaple · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
I bought these a month or so ago and I can't say a single bad thing about them.

u/replace_null-swoll · 1 pointr/BTFC


I bought these on Amazon Doesn't get much better for $23.50.

They obviously have much more expensive ones. People argue wooden ones are the best. But I just wrapped mine up with some athletic tape and they are perfect for the money. And they are super easy to hang from a tree, play set or from the rafters in an attic.

As far as plans go, I have absolutely zero history of gymnastics or ring training. I basically have just browsed around on YouTube watching ring/gymnast training videos. Nothing to specific. But as of now, I only use the rings pull-ups and false grip holds. Because honestly this is all I can do at this point. To me, it kinda seems that you should have a foundation of being able to do a 60 second false grip hold. Here's a quick tutorial And also be able to do around ~15-20 pull-ups before attempting other stuff. Right now I can only get about 8 pull-ups max.

I plan to invest in a training program but have not found one I like yet. I will of course update you when/if I do.

Good luck!

u/labnotebook · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Pull up bar and rings. I have been using these rings for over a month now and they are doing well. I bought the cheapest I could find.
you could use your 25lbs dumbells for goblet squats.

u/thedragon79 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

No one answered your rings question. I recently bought a pair of Black Mountain Product rings and they're pretty awesome (the straps are a little thin though so they turn easily). I couldn't afford wood and I don't know if wooden rings can be left outside for periods of time.

u/JanewayForPresident · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Eventually you’ll want a bar or rings (rings work great for the rows too), but you may be able to find something in the meantime. Some stairs work if you can get under and behind them. Or a 2x4 on the ceiling of an unfinished basement. The best option is rings though, assuming you can find a spot to hang them. If you happen to have resistance bands, you can attach them overhead and mimic the pull-up motion.

I’ve been really happy with these rings.

u/dontforgetpants · 1 pointr/Fitness

Seems like a good plan if your schedule won't allow for consistent gym time. I would recommend getting a removable pull-up bar like this rather than a screw-in one, if you don't already have a bar, and then get a ring set that you can hang off of it for your lying-down rows (and dips!). Also, if you have the money to spare, you can do a lot with an adjustable dumbbell set - lots of upper body isolation work obviously, but also things like dumbbell snatches, lunges, bulgarian split squats, single leg deadlifts, etc.

u/blindjoedeath · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/Eduardoisgay1 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I got these

They're 10 bucks cheaper now. Wooden rings are better IMO. Also sorry for the formatting, I'm on my phone

u/Impudicity2001 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

If you have no shame, what I did was just bought a pair of rings, put the Smith machine to its highest setting and did ring dips, ring rows, ring push ups, ring pull-ups, ring Lsits and did sumo squats with dumbbells because eff Smith machines.

Rings are pretty inexpensive and a huge value to your exercising.

Yes4All KFQH Wooden Gym Ring

u/patrick_okc · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

As /u/Beazer says, if you have rings and place to hang them, you're good. If you need a place to hang them, something like the setup in this video would get you a long way.
Here is the bar.
And here are some wooden rings. Have fun!

u/crdlb · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

What size are the rings in the video, FIG or 1.25"?

I'm considering getting these, but I keep wavering on the size. My hands are about 7 3/4" long, middle finger to wrist.

u/FocusInTheNow · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This is what you need Cap Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand along with these Rep Wood Gymnastic Rings with Numbered Straps. Then checkout Links below. Total cost is around $200.00.

u/Shmoozen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Good to hear you recommend FIG! I just upgraded to a pair of wooden rings after using plastic rings for a year. I went with those because the straps are numbered and the rings are FIG.

u/Haragorn · 1 pointr/Fitness

Check out /r/bodyweightfitness and the Recommended Routine. I think the only other equipment you'd need to get is a set of rings. The BWFRR is a full program on its own, but you can throw in other stuff as you like.

u/Exodus111 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Cheapest solution is usually going to be rings.

That makes Rows easy to handle, however ring dips are kinda hard, because they add the need for core stability on the rings.

Well, the simplest solution for that is one of these., either the purple or the green one. With those rubber bands you can do this: (Only with rings) To make the dips assisted in the beginning.

Generally I would aim for 15 assissted dips, before you should comfortably be able to do 3 or more without the band.

u/FishDics · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness


no need to buy those. Those 25 dollar or 30 dollar ones do just fine. The straps work great, you just have to thread them the right way.

Just get wood, I made the mistake of starting with plastic ones then needing to buy wood ones after I advanced cause the plastic has shit grip.

There are two thicknesses. If you have big hands buy the thicker ones, small then buy thinner. But it doesn't really matter. My plastic ones were fig(smaller), but mine now are the thicker crossfit ones and I can't really tell a difference.

u/bwfmoron · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

There are quite few high-rated wooden rings listed. I recently bought a second pair of these ones. I'm sure other 4+ stars ones are just as good.

u/ComradeRikhi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Gymnastic Rings, you'll use them for things like support holds, rows, pushups, etc.

If you really want to treat yourself, you could get some chalk to help your grip on the rings(although you don't really need it till more advanced moves), a foam roller, or massage stick - but none of those are necessary to get started.

u/mvk_iii · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I just ordered these. I looked around a bit and it seems that rings are rings. You can spend $70+ and get Rogue Fitness rings or you can spend less and try your luck.

u/bb7_official · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Just ordered a fresh pair of wood rings from Rep Fitness, expensive, but the reviews are great and it has numbered straps. $50 too, so right on budget for you. Can't wait for them to be delivered!

u/EFmonkey · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can adjust the length of the straps, so you can do both dips and pull ups. Just be warned that doing dips for the first time on the rings is much more difficult than doing them on a dip bar.

I suggest buying wooden rings, cause the plastic ones get slippery very quickly, even with a bunch of chalk.

These are the rings I have

u/Valutones · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

What equipment would probably help the most in terms of getting started and allowing me to do all kinds of body-weight exercises? I don't have a lot of space, but I am willing to spend money on equipment that is multi-use, compact, and quality. I don't have a lot of space, but I am willing to spend money on equipment that is multi-use, compact, and quality.

I'm thinking move-routine might be where I focus; a mixture of strength, skill, and flexibility. Based on trying out various exercises, I noticed the two areas that are lacking the most so far are core-strength and hamstring flexibility.

So far I have or recently ordered a Pullup and dip bar, rings, resistance bands, ab roller and a couple yoga-blocks. What else would you add to that list?

u/mtnchkn · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

How to mount rings indoors?

I am completely new to the RR but want to start in the next week (home fitness with goals of core strength). I was going to get a pull-up bar but it seems just as easy for me to mount rings as it would be a bar. These were mentioned in a recent post:
I have 8.5' ceilings and am 6' tall (160 lbs; 35). I plan on using the kid's playroom in the mornings for this (along with the free app by mazurio). If this is a horrible idea, let me know but looking at the progressions getting the rings right away seems smart. (Some background: I was in crazy good shape as a swimmer till about 15 years ago, but even till 10 years ago still running marathons and doing triathlons. After that it was just soccer and surfing but since having kids 4 years ago I am pretty sedentary with a programming job, and want to turn that around for my core/posture and really my long term health. Would like to fold in some aerobic work with the RR eventually, but I see rest is super important so will see.)

u/RoyGilbertBiv · 1 pointr/Fitness

Gosh, I wish I had an Amazon affiliate account right now.. .

I got ones like these because I was damn near broke at the time and it was a different listing with a better deal. They're fine, slippery sometimes.

If I had to do it again I'd buy these nicer wooden ones.

u/Dongulus · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought these. They are totally adequate and I don't know what else anyone would want from a set of rings. Numbers on the straps would be nice but not really worth paying extra for.

u/EzraCy123 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I got these (see link below) after doing some research here, and I hang them off a door frame mounted pull up bar, no problem - I'm using for horizontal rows. The rings are great, really comfortable. I have slightly large hands and they are fine and I think would be fine with bigger hands.

8" Diameter Wood Gymnastics Rings with Cam Buckle Straps

u/kojak2091 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

idk if it's in your budget, but it might just be easier to buy a(nother) set of rings that come with straps. I believe these are the ones i use.

u/Gabonwhiper · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I recently got these and am really happy with them. Definitely recommend wooden rings.

u/scienceandmathteach · 1 pointr/homegym

I was going to bolt it down at the beginning, but once I loaded the weights on it, it's solid. Just tossed some of these on it as well.

u/Amoghplays · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/xythian · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

We have both the Jungle Gym XT and WOSS equipment at my gym and in my experience the WOSS higher quality (and cheaper, I think).

But, for the OP, if you have a place to hang a suspension trainer, then I would highly suggest you just get gymnastic rings instead. Same price or cheaper and more generally useful. The forced connection point of suspension trainers always feels a bit weird to me and rings have a long successful history in gymnastics. /r/bodyweightfitness will be more than happy to help you get your ring game on point.

^ Go with wood rings if you get rings, don't cheap out for plastic. Wood rings feel nice in the hand and plastic rings feel like garbage.

u/Gand-Elf · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

These: are ones I would highly recommend.

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u/PancakeInvaders · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Rings are not expensive, around 30$ the pair. You just need somewhere to hang them from (garage rafters, tree, pullup bar, ceiling mounts, park, etc), it's better if it's something high, as it will allow you to do more things, but even a simple doorway pullup bar is enough to do the basics like rows, pullups, dips, and pushups. It also has the benefit of not taking a lot of space (wich I personally consider a huge pro)

On them you can do anything from rows, pullups, dips, muscle ups, ring pushups, toes to bar, and L-Sits, to planches, levers, iron crosses, malteses, etc

These should do (any other brand will too).

u/ErtaySh · 1 pointr/homegym

Here are some rings on Amazon.

Idea is to hang them on the pull up bar on the rack and do exercises like dips and much more.

u/ftwrx · 1 pointr/Fitness

Wood rings are a bit more versatile - that is if you have a place to hang them.

u/SlapnutsOGrady · 1 pointr/homegym

I picked these up for $35 on Amazon. Straps and rings are heavy duty and feel like they will last forever. Only negative is I wish the straps had markings on them so I could quickly adjust the height for dips, rows, pushups during my workout.

u/WhatTheFawkesSay · 1 pointr/homegym

I made a thread, check my post history. The rings I do push-ups, fly, row, dips, etc etc.

I got my barbell from Rogue in their clearance area. It's the B&R bar since I like the feel of raw metal. The knurling isn't too bad.

Editing to add more: Here's a link to build your own platform that I followed. It would be better to have a helper with the materials because they're kinda heavy to lift/position by yourself. Especially the horse mat. I used 3/4" plywood and 3/4" MDF for the top part so I used 3/4" horse mat to try to make things as flush as possible.

I got this flat bench from Amazon. I'm happy with it. An adjustable would have been preferred but this serves it's purpose just fine and didn't break the bank.

Here are the rings I have, also from Amazon. I compared them to my friends Rogue rings and the differences are minimal. They might be a little "rough" but after using them for a bit, they'll break in and be fine.

All said and done, my whole setup was right around $1500 and I can do almost anything I want.

u/FiggRow · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

spending around 30 will get you a good pair. Theres some for 15 but of course they are not as good (skinny plastic rings, skinny belt and buckle).

Ive had these for a month and love them

theres also Nayoya (plastic), Rouge, and any other on amazon with good reviews.

Most people seem to prefer wood (for more advanced stuff), and have makings on belt so there easy to match up

also keep in mind the strap length

u/spakktron · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Wood Gymnastic Rings Straps Buckles Gym Crossfit Strength Training Pull Up Dips
by Titan Fitness

I use these hanging from a pullup bar.

u/tomphz · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm in a 630 square foot apartment and bought a PT Power Tower. Doesn't take up much space in the corner of the living room and it's so much better than any doorway pull up bar. Stamina 1690 Power Tower

u/ocdscale · 1 pointr/leagueoflegends

In my experience, the hardest part of losing weight is diet, and the hardest part of dieting is not recognizing hunger.

The human body loves food and we love eating. Unless I'm absolutely full, if you put some salty fries in front of me, I'm going to want to eat them. Not because my body actually needs it, but because my body wants it.

Dieting means training yourself to recognize that difference. Are you reaching for another spoonful because you like the taste of the food, or because you actually need it?

It's harder early on because your body is used to a certain level of consumption and will send signals when you don't hit that level because it wants to maintain your current resource reserves, while you (as a person) want to deplete your current reserves.

As for working out. Resistance training (weight lifting, etc.) is one of the absolute best ways to get your body in shape and keep it there. However, it is very difficult and arguably counterproductive (especially for someone in your position) to try to build muscle mass while also cutting your calorie intake.

You will be very hungry after your workouts and you will likely overeat. Another potential pitfall is if you quit working out but maintain your "workout" diet.

My suggestion is devoting yourself to body-weight exercises at home if there are hurdles keeping you from a regular gym routine (such as not having a routine), focus on your dieting, then change gears to muscle building once you feel like you're in control of your body.

Some body-weight exercises are very hard to do at home if you don't have specialized equipment. But if you have a floor, you can do pushups. And a pullup station will fit in most places (this is the one I use at home).

When starting with these exercises (especially pullups), don't be discouraged if you can't even do one. Everyone starts somewhere. The way you build your strength is to treat it as an eccentric exercise. In the case of pullups, what you would do is grab the bar, jump a bit (while you're holding it), then try to lower yourself as slowly as possible.

Eventually you get to the point where you can hold yourself up. That's when you move on to trying to pull yourself up, and you go from there.

Edit to add: When Arnold Schwarznegger was asked what his most recommended exercise would be (no weights or machines), his answer was "Chin ups, no question."

u/thenerdal · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Damn you just missed it. It was this one. I saw it before going to work at $40. Only 4 left when I went.

Edit: It's 44 dollars with 33 shipping with another seller.

u/Dr_Boogerstein · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have these and really like them. Brought my training to another level.

Super easy to set up and adjustable by nature.

u/nthiogen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I hung these rings on this pull up bar mounted in a door frame for well over a year of regular use. All still 100% usable. The pullup bar's spongy center grips are starting to fall apart (again, after over a year of pull ups and weighted pull ups), but the rings and straps look brand new. Highly recommend both.

u/truncatedusern · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Mine are somewhat similar (here). The wider rings are supposedly more comfortable to grip.

u/raymcizo · 1 pointr/overcominggravity

And if you plan on moving your rings a lot and not having a permanent place to hang them, I would really recommend getting competition straps, where the clips lock into number loops, rather than having to sling the straps through a buckle every time you move them or change height. I got mine on Amazon for 58 bucks (compared to 150 from rogue) and having used both, I prefer the cheap ones. I have no association with them lol, just love their product and got a few friends using them and they couldn't be happier

u/lancerbrown · 1 pointr/overcominggravity

Just bought these and love the ease of adjustment!

Also looking at this pull up bar because it gets you higher off the ground.

u/cheffromspace · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/Jay-Eskay · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Has anyone tried making these types of straps for their rings. It seems like a lot of money for what it is. I have a sewing machine at home so was wondering if it’s worth DIY-ing my own or just buying it.

u/HowDoesThisHappen666 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Decided to purchase these straps

However, I made the mistake of not checking to see if the rings were a part of the item. Nope, I just got straps, anyone recommend some ring to go with it? Size? I'm a beginner in using these items.

u/somewhat_interested · 0 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I recently picked these up:

So far they are sturdy, quick to adjust, and pretty cheap.

u/davethebarbarian_ · 0 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Yes. Sometimes the simpler things work best.

These are the rings I've been using. They hold up to all of 300 lbs. Never had any problems with them.