My Warm-up



Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fun on the Parallette Bars

These things are to much fun not to make another post about. I am gaining strength in my core because of these bad boys. I use these as a warm-up tool so I can get a deeper push-up. It's like using blocks in yoga. I have been spending the time in the L-sit so I can get stronger at that skill. Handstand Push-ups are also a favoriate of mine beacuse I can go really deep in the shoulder press. I said it before, but this was the best $20 I have ever spent. I can do more with these things than any other piece of equipment I have. So now I will tell you again how to build your very own set. This time print a list and go to Home Depot or Lowe's and purchase these items. 9' 1 1/4" PVC, 8 end caps, 4 elbows,and 4 T's. First cut two 10-14 in. pieces of pipe. (These will be the portions you hold onto) Stick an elbow on both ends of both of these pieces. Second cut four 3-8 in. pieces depending on the height you want, keep in mind the elbows and T joints will add to the total height. The most important part of this step is to keep all these pieces the same length. Place these in the other end of the elbows, and attach the T joints to the free ends. Third cut eight 4-6 in. pieces depending on the base width you desire. Wider is more stable, but takes up more space. Place these pieces in the available slots in the T joints and cap the other ends. You now have parallettes. Fourth you will want to score the surface of the grip portion of the parallettes with a wire brush or just use colored electrical tape like I did.(makes it look pretty, I love black and red combo) If you would like I can make and send you a pair for a small fee, just leave a comment or email me.


  1. Hey Man!

    Very Cool, I need to get a set. =) I like your blog, You can check out mine on here too if you want.

    I'm a dedicated crossfitter out in Vegas and I'd def. like to get into yoga, I think it'd be a good combo, so I like your approach. What type of yoga do you practice?

    All looks good man, keep it up!


  2. I practice Ashanga yoga and a lot of deep stretch yoga. Thanks for the comment. I'll keep posting info about my yoga crossfit ideas.