Friday, July 11, 2014
DIY Training Tool
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 favorite of mine because 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
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)