Best other sports types according to redditors

We found 2,629 Reddit comments discussing the best other sports types. We ranked the 1,435 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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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/oneironaut · 30 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Indeed, DO NOT trust this thing. I had this very hook two years back, and a friend and I went out climbing shit with it every once in a while. One night the metal of the hook (specifically, the threaded part at the top) SNAPPED IN HALF as I was climbing it. I was only ~3 feet above the ground at the time, so no harm done, but not everyone this happens to will be so lucky. I weighed ~140lb (63.5kg) at the time.

It's fairly obvious that it's crappy metal, anyways, because even as you're first using it you can see it bending out of shape after each climb.

Also, like others have noted, the rope is really slick and hard to grip; we used gloves we found that had a rough rubber coating on the inside so we could climb it.

If for some reason you do decide to get this, be very careful, and never ever expect it not to snap on you. The more expensive ones that shaggorama posted are worth the extra money.

Sorry for the bold caps, just trying to catch some eyes before anybody buys it.

EDIT: I can post a picture of the thing tonight if anybody is intersted. I still have it in my trunk.

More people with similar experiences with the thing on Amazon.

u/king14 · 23 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

This sounds about like what you are looking for. A little expensive but there are other options on amazon and im sure other places too.

u/kazoodac · 17 pointsr/zelda

Here's the breakdown as I see it:

Barring getting a blacksmith to make you you the real deal for thousands and thousands of dollars, the best you could do would be to buy this guy's handmade replicas: He doesn't always have ebay auctions up though, and some times his work will turn up for sale elsewhere.

EDIT: Aaron of Fiberglass Blades is stopping production so that he can move on to bigger and better things. There will be a few auctions for what remains of his inventory this year, but don't expect to pay less than $1000 a piece for each item.

If you are looking for the cheaper mass produced kinds, there are still several to pick from, and even then you need to decide if what you want is more for display or if you actually intend to carry it. None of these are combat safe in any way, but some still are better than others.

A disclaimer about these links: all of these can be found from multiple sellers at multiple prices, so do your shopping! I'm using amazon for picture purposes.

The best one for display in my opinion is this one here. The hilt and blade look fantastic, and it comes with a plaque. It is not good for swinging though; it is very heavy and is most likely not full tang, aka the blade does not continue into the hilt. That said, it is a beautiful piece for the price, and I have one on my wall. It seems to be based off of a mixture of the Link to the Past and Twilight Princess Master Sword designs, as it has barbs, but is not blue in color. There are newer versions of this same sword modeled after the blue master sword and a Dark Link Variant, but I avoided the former because I don't like how the entire handle is one shade of blue. That's your call.

Next up is this one, which is probably the most common. The blade is long, but does not have that awesome shape that the above one does. In my opinion, it does not look as much like the master sword as it ought. The upside to this though it that the sheathe is the best one going in terms of mass produced pieces. I am cosplaying as link at Otakon this weekend, and will be using the sheathe from this sword, attached to this belt that was basically made for this model.

The sword I will be using is this one. I know what you are thinking. Foam? Really? Yes. This is a relatively new product and is of far better quality than I could have expected or even hoped for. It is cosplay safe, light, and the best shape/size/detail/quality replica I have found for the price. if you plan on carrying one without getting arrested, this is the one.

There is another master sword replica out there that you need should watch out for. this one looks very similar to the second one above, but you will notice the blade looks mildly different in the photos. In truth, this one is far smaller than the above one, and is also sharp as hell. Can not recommend. Check the details like blade length and width before buying.

As for the shields, there are thankfully fewer options. As mentioned above, Fiberglassblades makes an amazing one, but it's super expensive. I'd like to own his shield and sword one day, but it will not be anytime soon.

Your mass produced choices as far as I can see are this one or this one

I have the first one, and it is a decent replica for the price. It is set to be held in your left hand, though you can remove the handle, so I expect you could modify it for more accurate use. It is also ready to be hung on a wall, and looks quite nice while doing so. Older models are more flat, while newer models are more curved like traditional shields (unless mine is just warped.) The Downsides are that the strap and handle are rather flimsy. I have reinforced the one I'm using this weekend by making my own leather strap and super gluing the handle in place. This will sadly prevent me from using this shield as a display, but I have an older model for that.

As for the second one, it looks to be a newer version of an earlier and different model. I don't have experience with it, but from what I can tell it seems to be a high quality replica. That said, the model I believe it is based on was not able to be hung on a wall, had the triforce crooked, had the bird painted on and not embossed, and could only be used in your right hand. Perhaps this is why they are pushing this new version. If you get this one, please let me know how it is, because I must say it looks good from the photos.

EDIT: Another user has reported to me that this model still has the issues I had with the earlier version. Neither the Crimson Loftwing nor the Triforce are guaranteed to be accurately placed. This may vary from shield to shield, so buyer beware.

PHEW! Hope that helps!

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/bosun120 · 14 pointsr/Ultralight

Get these instead:

Sizing chart here:

~3 oz, <$20, relaxed fit to layer over tights, dries super quick.

Wind pants > rain pants for most 3-season conditions because the heat generated by your legs hiking needs to vent somewhere, otherwise you're going to sweat & wet out anyways. Plus getting wet on your legs doesn't matter as much as your body core for warmth.

u/jRoq66 · 13 pointsr/gaming

Did this make anyone else curious how much a grappling hook costs? More reasonable than I expected.

u/RoscoeIV · 13 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

What about something like this?

u/jkd760 · 11 pointsr/Ultralight

Tent: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

You and I are the same build, this is a very inexpensive, light, one pole setup and roomy tent, you + gear no problem, if bought off of during their 20% off sale it’s like $170-180

Wind pants:


$20, 3.5 oz, you’ll want the medium

Trekking Poles: Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Cork, $45 shipped on amazon

Torso warmth: Walmart> Climate right Cuddlduds fleece set $20 plus a down jacket from Uniqlo.

Pack is super personal, but anything from a 2016 Osprey Exos/ Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor/ ULA pack to a fancier Superior Wilderness Designs Long Haul 40 (definitely recommend based off of reviews here) or HMG (heard mixed things) will do the job.

These are amazing budget options, if you want to upgrade from here feel free but this stuff will handle the JMT no problem.

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/glawktical · 10 pointsr/mallninjashit
u/RSquared · 10 pointsr/martialarts

Boxing exercises off the top of my head for working avoidance:

  • Stand with your back foot to the wall in stance, with your hands behind your back. Partner throws light contact at your head, work your head movement, bob/weave and slipping - NO FOOT MOVEMENT. If you're flinching/closing your eyes, this is a good exercise to work on that.
  • Counter drills. Like sparring, but A can only throw one punch (typically his jab) and B can only throw three punch counter combos (A and B can both block and avoid strikes). If you're not responding to the initial strike well enough to immediately counter, you're doing it wrong.
  • Padwork with counters - the pad partner can return one strike after a combo, usually his straight or a hook. Not every time, but often enough for the striker to be more careful inside.

    For power, squats and cleans on the legs, bench and military press on the arms, plus heavy bag work using something like Bas' system. There's no shortcut to strength.
u/koalafied_human · 9 pointsr/IAmA

Hey there! I really like your videos and they've been very instructive for me when dabbling in swordfighting techniques. I've picked up a couple synthetic longswords like the Cold Steel one and a bastard sword from medieval collectables. I find that they're either unbalanced or too light, respectively.

Is there a good training bastard sword that you recommend purely for practice?

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/Shh-NotUntilMyCoffee · 9 pointsr/SweatyPalms

Most of the knives you use to practice and do these kind of things aren't sharp. Well the length of the blade isn't, but there still tends to be points even on the dull ones sold.

In fact, a lot of the time you use a replacement piece where the blade should be. Example

In this piece the guy literally catches the knife by the blade at one point.

u/CorinneLovesDogs · 8 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Just a note, but my self defense instructor, as well as the cop who volunteered his time to assist with the class, was very adamant that you should NEVER take a weapon that you can't use/completely control into a fight. If you can't use it properly, it's better not to use it at all because an attacked can take it from you and use it against you.

My class was a national program that I HIGHLY recommend. It's called Rape Aggression Defense, and while it covers home invasion and safety tips, as well as basic self defense, it also teaches you how to get an attacker off of you if they're between your legs, trying to get on top of you, etc... It is women-only (my instructor specified that trans women and trans men were allowed), and there are other classes for men and for children.

I took the class with my best friend, who had only just realized that her then-fiancé had raped her a few months previously (she was sexually abused as a child and had an Ndad and a crack addict possibly-N mom. She had a shattered, possibly nonexistent normal meter before she met me), and going through that class at the time was one of the major reasons she decided to leave him, despite everyone in her "family" telling her that it wasn't reeeeeally rape since they were engaged. The class helped open her eyes to his abuse, and gave her the courage to get out. During one class, we learned how to kick hard enough to knock over a 200lb martial arts dummy. After she knocked it over, she ran up to me, a huge grin on her face and happy tears in her eyes, and told me, "I just imagined it was [Fiancé's] face!" That class let her stop feeling like a victim, and made her realize that she was in control of her life.

Most of the women in that class were survivors of sexual assault, and every one of them had a similar experience that she did. One woman just broke down sobbing during one class because she no longer felt helpless or damaged. The class had a full lesson on consent and how assault is never the fault of the victim.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is that self defense classes, especially like RAD, give you more than just the physical tools and muscle memory to protect yourself; they teach you to use your voice (literally, in this case. The teacher told us to STOP letting society tell us to be meek and quiet while being abused, and to scream "NO!!" if we need to), and how to trust your instincts. They help to fix your broken normal meter.

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/Cosmosaurus · 7 pointsr/Hema

You could try to get ahold of Black Fencer's wasters. You can even get them at bulk price. (It seems a little difficult getting them to ship to the U.S., though.) (This is my first choice.)

The next best option would be Penti IIIs by PurpleHeart Armoury. They'll run you a bit higher than 100USD per sword, but they are worth it, in my opinion. (My club prefers this option for nylons.)

The cheapest option would be the Rawlings longsword (also available on Purpleheart Armoury). Don't get this one. It is extremely unreliable in even a mid-intensity bout and doesn't bind and wind well even in a (partner) drill; they are as wobbly as a cooked noodle. They also have poor point-of-balance, but you can fix it by attaching the steel pommel and crossguard options (which are sold separately; at that point, you have spent enough to get a penti, anyways.). However, under a tight budget, these do okay. They also seem the safest for free fencing.

I lied; the cheapest option is the Cold Steel Hand and Half Sword. Some people do a grinding mod to make it bearable. Don't get this.

These all hurt a good bit in my opinion. With gloves and a mask, I have never run into much more than bruising. You might want to get arm protectors if you are that worried, though. Just don't baseball swing your way through bouts. Practice good technique at necessary/reasonable intensity and martial consideration and sparring should be fine.

I also just noticed that you posted in /r/HEMA. Post in /r/WMA, instead.

u/splatterhead · 7 pointsr/whatisthisthing

That's K Exclusive associated with Bud K.

Sorry to say, it's a cheap Chinese import.

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/DontWorryAboutIt00 · 7 pointsr/zelda

Thanks. I got the original on Amazon: So I got it and I got a Purple glitter Spray paint, a green paint pen, some gold paint and some silver paint. I just covered the top of the blade in tape so it doesnt get painted, and I spray painted the whole top with the purple paint. I waited for it to dry and then used the paint pen to do the lacing around the handle and used the gold and silver with a small brush to get those other spots. Was pretty easy overall

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/xrobin · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

For wind pants, Body Wrapper dance pants are a great budget option.

Montbell Dynamo pants are a bit nicer, as they have zippers on the ankles to take them on and off without having to take your shoes off.

u/KCrobble · 6 pointsr/ULgeartrade

These are great for the price, they might be 3 oz. in small (my XL are 3.4 oz IIRC)

u/karmachallenged · 6 pointsr/Wicca

I had a super fun class last night. I was hoping to go to a class tonight, but it filled up so I'm going to work on crafting a ritual for next week. Wooo!

Also, I bought a NEW backup athame. Prepping for class yesterday, I realized my actual athame and my backup athame are both at the covenstead. So I bought a new one from Amazon. Super cheap, but I need something ASAP. $9 for 4.5 stars. :)

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/Razenghan · 6 pointsr/bjj

If you don't mind me piggybacking off your post, u/UncleSkippy, I also have a A1 white gi, like new (wife wore it twice, threw out her back, and said "Welp I'm done with BJJ").

Same rule applies: if you only have 1 other gi, first come / first serve. It says A1, but it's much closer to an A2. Please look at the size chart in the link!!

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/OmarTheTerror · 6 pointsr/hockeyplayers

I'm a big fan of vodka.

I mean for cleaning (but also for drinking, but not at the same time).

I would get a big bucket where you'll be able to submerge all your gear and weight it down so none of it would float above the waterline.

Get the cheapest vodka you can find (usually a handle or two) and pour it over the gear. I actually pour it through the gloves so it gets in all the fingers and maybe even just do a small bucket just for the gloves. After you dump all the vodka in, weigh down your gear and fill with water to just over your gear.

Let it soak overnight, then take it out and rinse. The alcohol kills the smell and bacteria and vodka generally dries without a smell.

After you rinse and dry it, you could spritz it with some febreeze or hang it with dryer sheets.

I try to do this once a season, but it really helped get the funk out of most of my gear and now i am pretty religious about taking gear out of the bag after games and drying/spraying it down.

Also, I use these for my gloves.

u/Xasora · 5 pointsr/MandelaEffect

The picture shows them as Sockem. You are not wrong!!

u/rickg3 · 5 pointsr/Fitness
  1. Cut two small holes opposite each other and insert a dowel rod with about a half inch on either side.

  2. Drill a small hole in the exposed ends of the dowels as close to the sides of the containers as possible and insert a large headed nut and bolt it to the dowel rod.

  3. Cut the screw top off the jug so you can fit your hands inside and grip the dowels.

  4. Wrap the entire outside of the jug with 10 to 15 layers of bubble wrap and tape into place. More is more, in this scenario.

  5. Congratulations. You have now made your own Soccer Boppers. Have fun with your friends.
u/mrntoomany · 5 pointsr/running

If anyone is still lurking here: wind stopping nylon pants for the race commute. Ultralight, packable, cheap.

Body Wrappers Ripstop Pants (Black, Small) - 701

A shoe string budget tip from r/ultralight

No insulation, just windbreaking.

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/jezreeljay · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Going HAM on a heavy bag, especially for a beginner, is a very bad idea. YOU WILL FUCK UP YOUR SHOULDERS. With poor technique, you will also break your wrists / hands.

There's zero benefit, motivation or otherwise, to tracking punching force. If anything, it's a vanity stat.

/end rant

But to try and be helpful, here are some really good boxing / martial arts resources for someone trying to do it solo:

u/SlapHappyRodriguez · 5 pointsr/bjj

i almost pains me to say it, because i hate their marketing, but Shoyoroll are legit. if you buy a "comp standard" it will be about the same price as any quality gi. they actually have one that you can pre-order now.
since it is your first one i would recommend Sanabul. you can get one for $70 or less and they are not bad quality. i bought one for my wife, because i half way thought she would quit. now a handful of guys i train with own one because they saw hers and wanted a cheap gi.

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/Praesentius · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Holy shit! They have alien BOB kicking bags!

How do I make this happen in real life!??

u/geekifyinc · 4 pointsr/gaming

Yup. Here's the link for other people that are interested:

We have a Dovahkiin Helmet we got for pics too from here:

Pic with the helmet

u/grey_sky · 4 pointsr/halloween

I'd go for something like Cold Steel Training Swords. Not going to break on you anytime throughout the night and really blunt so you can hit your buddies with it. Downside is that up close it is obviously a training sword. Also, you'll have to make a scabbard or just make a loop to put it.
video showing the durability

That said, if you are going for looks maybe this or this or this would be a better choice. However, my experience with crap quality like this is it will break and it is marginally sharp so you could hurt someone or yourself if you unsheath it.


u/OccamsCat · 4 pointsr/Deathstroke

Wow, man!

Is that the same sword as this?

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/TheNorn · 4 pointsr/zelda

[here you go man!] (
$44.95 and it comes with a plaque, AND it's prime!!!

u/Iisterine · 4 pointsr/MuayThai

i was super skeptical with this purchase, but decided for the price i bought my new gloves vs the price of this, it was worth a shot.


Totally worth the investment, I've been using this for the last 3-4 months and the freshness of both the gloves and the deodorizer is still there. I literally just leave the deodorizer in the glove after training and it absorbs the sweat / leaves a VERY nice smell in my gloves.

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/Admiral_Cylon · 3 pointsr/pics

Reminds me of these inflatable boxing glove things my friend and I had as kids. We used to absolutely beat the shit out of each other with them. Until one day we suddenly saw blood all over them and found out we were now strong enough to bloody each other with them.

Edit: These:

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/chrisbenson · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

You're welcome! Yeah, the place I linked to for those bottles- they also sell a lot of other small bottles that are great for repackaging other stuff, as well as odds and ends that can save you weight in other places.

Yeah, those are the pants I was talking about. You can get them at Amazon too. I know the waist looks goofy in the pics but it's a normal waist you'd find on any other wind pants, it's just tailored to ride high so a lot of people double it over a few times so it's not around your belly button. It's lightweight material so I don't think it would be too bad with a waist belt but I'm beltless so I can't say for sure.

I use a small xlite too in addition to the thinlight. When the ground is pokey the thinlight can protect the xlite. When it's cold I put the thinlight on top and it helps boost the warmth of the xlite. Sometimes I use the thinlight under my feet.

u/whammy8667 · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

Size reference - I'm 5'9" 140lb (women's pant size 4), the small fits great and the x-small would have easily worked too

u/alchemist5 · 3 pointsr/batman

Depends on what you're going for. If you want it to look like the comics, see KirbyW's comment. But if you want it to be 'realistic', I recommend something like this over a black turtleneck, with the proper blue (or red for current continuity, I guess) paint applied. For the pants, slim-fit cargos with shin guards, perhaps?

The mask is pretty easy, 'night mask', or if you want realism, maybe tactical goggles.

"Ninja" stuff might also be a nice touch (grappling hook, throwing knives etc.)

His traditional weapon is 2 eskrima sticks (buy a dowel rod from Hobby Lobby, cut it in half, paint), but collapsible batons could be an interesting alternative.

edit: added a link for goggles.

edit 2: added links for shin guards and knives.

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/redshirt55 · 3 pointsr/zelda

This one is really awesome. It's a perfect match for the Twilight Princess master sword, but for some reason the hilt is black with a red gem instead of blue with gold. (I think it's supposed to be Shadow Link's or something). I remember seeing a blue version once, but I can't find it.

u/09171 · 3 pointsr/askgaybros
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/kokomoman · 3 pointsr/zelda

I'm partial to this one.

u/OPs_Mom_and_Dad · 3 pointsr/P90X

Hey there, P90X and Insanity grad who lost his body about two years ago after work/marriage/children. I've made it a mission to get my weight/health back on track since the beginning of the year, and like you, only have 30 minutes a day. Unlike you, I'm much more cardio focused, but lifting has been a huge help for me. So that said, I've been doing Max:30 since the beginning of the year, along with the lifting workouts from P90X3, and a few other programs sprinkled in as well.

Anyways, that's my backstory. I have sort of a ramble of thoughts that I figured would give you some food for thought on all of this. Also I've added headers, because this got super out of control.

Thoughts on T25 and Max:30

First, I've done T25 (just individual workouts, not the whole program) and Max:30, and I've gotta say, I was super disappointed with T25. This is actually the one I dreaded, which is a word I saw mentioned, it was truly painful to want to hit play because it's not a very intense program at all. On the flip side, of every BeachBody program I've done (I've done a lot of them) Max:30 is truly the best one I've ever done. Like, it's absolutely perfect. It's 30 minutes, no frills, you get straight to business and after 30 minutes you're done.

Like you're thinking, though, 80%+ of Max:30 is cardio. The remaining 20% is a lot of body exercises, and those are mainly bundled into the Tuesday/Thursday workouts from the program. Ironically, those were my least favorite workouts in the whole program (and a few other Max:30 grads I've spoken with have agreed).

For that final reason, on my second round of Max:30 (currently on Week 2 of that program) I've completely swapped out the Max:30 body-weight routines for P90X3 lifting ones. So far I'm super happy with the switch.

The best program to gain muscle mass

As far as gaining mass goes, the single best program is Body Beast. There's just no comparison. I did this one back in 2012 and my upper body has never looked better. It's a truly amazing program. This is the program I want to do the most, I'm super itching to get back into it, but I need to focus on cardio for another 30 lbs and don't want to start that program until I've hit the weight goal.

The problem with Body Beast is the DVD lengths. They're all over the place as far as time goes. All under an hour, but in the first block just barely. BUT, in the second block, the bulking block, which is actually the longest of the three blocks, all of the DVDs are around 30 minutes (the longest is Bulk Legs at 38 minutes).

My approach to 30 minutes

So, looking at all of that info, and a ton of info I haven't mentioned about many other home workout programs, I decided a while back that I just need to write my own programs using combinations of BB programs. Between the Insanity, P90X, P90X3, and Body Beast workout schedules, you can start to see a symmetry to them, and from there it's pretty easy to figure out how to write your own programs based on the outlines of these programs and your specific goals. Mainly I stick to P90X (M, W, F are lifting, one day of stretch in the middle, one of rest at the end, and the rest cardio) outline, but right now I'm doing a modification based on the Max:30 schedule.

I swear I'm getting to a point here

Anyways, after this long ass ramble, I wanted to let you know I wrote out a mass gaining program for myself that I'm planning to start in June. I'm basically using the Body Beast schedule, but I've swapped out the cardio workouts for Max:30 workouts, and for the lifting workouts that are excessively longer than 30 minutes I'm using P90X3 substitutes (ie. Body Beast Chest/Back is close to an hour, so I'm using P90X3 The Challenge on that day). If you have BB On Demand, or just happen to have a ton of BB DVDs lying around, you can easily put together a program like this on your own.

Bonus thought

Alright, one final thing because I love to preach about it. Kenpo X and MMX get a lot of flack because they may or may not be intense enough for people. I'll leave my comments as to why that is aside, but I like to share my only non-BeachBody program: The Bas Rutten CDs (Amazon Link for those interested). I found these on an MMA training forum many years ago when I was trying to spice up Kenpo X. Basically, this is Bas Rutten (old MMA fighter) calling out combos, and you deliver them. That's it. He does 10 2 minutes rounds or 7 3 minutes rounds, and the set includes CDs for Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA. Hands down, this is the single best marital arts cardio workout I've done. I come out soaked every single time, even when I shadow box it (it can be done on a bag or shadow boxed, your choice). Here's a video of a guy doing the MMA CD on a bag, to give you some idea of what I'm talking about. For those unsure, 1 = jab, 2 = jab/cross, 3 = jab/cross/hook, and 4 = jab/cross/hook/cross (or uppercut on the fourth). And Defense (only seen in the MMA one) is a sprawl or burpee.

I cannot express my love for these CDs enough. And especially, I love that the boxing one (though all of them, really) is a cardio workout that uses arms, not legs. This is an excellent way to get some extra shoulder work in while also getting cardio.

Anyways, that's my ridiculous ramble. Good luck out there fellow dad!

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/AFspectre · 3 pointsr/bjj

what is your budget range?

personally i have tried:



So far I have the most mat time with the Gr1ps gi that I own and have been super happy with the fit/weight/durability of it, and just got a new one for Black Friday. I just got the Habrok but so far I like it.

Quite a few people that I have trained with have had the Sanabul gi and they seem to hold up well. The people I know that have them like them.

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/Precocious_Kid · 3 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Vinegar. Pour a tablespoon into your washing machine when washing your clothes. Create a vinegar/water solution and spray in your gloves. You could also get some glove deoderizers from Amazon.

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/Duhherroooo · 3 pointsr/balisong

Dont get a CCC with screws. Those are even less durable than the pinned construction ones and have cheap hardware that strips. You can either get a bbbarfly or the dragon trainer here

They are pinned, but I can guarantee you will hold up way better than any screw construction trainer under $40

u/masquerade_wolf · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL
u/CorduroyMagic · 2 pointsr/pics

reminds me of these

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/Mekire · 2 pointsr/taekwondo

I quite like the BOB bags if I have to choose one and have limited space. They make really nice targets for round kicks and hook kicks. The wavemaster type standing bags are quite nice too but not particularly versatile. You can use them for assorted drills but best for round kicks in my opinion.

If you want something with more variety you could consider one of the multi station things like this too. In all honesty when I had one I usually preferred to use my other bags rather than it, but it might be to some people's taste if you have limited space.

Honestly I find sidekicks and back-kicks are often better trained with a partner holding a blocking shield (who knows how to move in order to absorb impact), but that might just be my personal taste.

I don't much care for hanging bags honestly.

I think if you have a partner available a set of slap paddles and a blocking shield will go really far.

u/HungTaoChoyMei · 2 pointsr/kungfu

Body Opponent Bag aka B.O.B.

u/d00d3r1n022 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I run hot so shorts are a must for me. Bring a pair of [these] ( to throw on as needed. only 4 oz and keep me warm down to the forties without a base layer.

u/swag_on_the_deep · 2 pointsr/PacificCrestTrail

A different perspective: if you like wearing shorts but you also need protection for your legs, there are good options for individual problems:



If you are just worried about sun protection, get some cheep cotton pajamas, bar non the best, most comfortable sun protection. Just dont expect these to provide warmth or dry fast. Also slow drying cotton is great for getting wet at a water source to keep you cool for you next miles.

Sun Protection in the Desert: $12.00

WIND: $18.00

Enlightened Equipment and Montbell make good ones too.


Leggings/tights/long underwear. Pretty self explanatory, many many brands available. $25.00

If your worried about scratchies / are doing a decent amount of bushwacking then your going to want some hiking pants like the author listed.

u/leilei67 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm a female in the bay as well and about your size.

I love my REI Flash 45! I just got it about a month ago and have taken it on one trip but I'm in love. Definitely check it out in the store and throw some of their weights in it. The price is nice as well!

These TNF shorts rock. I can't say enough good things about them. I think my thighs/butt are standard/athletic and the medium size that I have is definitely too big. They go up to XXL and they have short/regular/long inseam choices.

I carry the amazon dance pants as an emergency layer for hiking and for layering with my base layers at camp if it's chilly. Medium fits with room to spare.

Camp sandals! I just bought some Xero Shoes DIY Sandals. You will measure your feet to order the right size. I'm a size 8 normally. I cut the soles to size since I have less wide feet. I did a slightly heftier lace pattern. Total weight ended up being 148g. I'm pretty pleased with that. I haven't put them to the test yet though.

u/Basting_Drip · 2 pointsr/Wicca

You can get this athame on amazon. It's quite inexpensive and perfect for rituals.

u/ahapxir · 2 pointsr/satanism

I own this necklace and its very well made

this is probably the most accurate and satisfying Baphomet statue appearance, tho I have not ordered it yet as it's quite expensive

Here is a satanic pentagram ring, or alternatively, here is a Baphomet ring

here is a Baphomet Jewelry Box, and here is an incense cone holder where the smoke comes out of Baphomet's mouth

Heres some extra stuff:

mortar & pestle

satanic bedtime stories

Baphomet Wall plaque

Baphomet Poster

pentagram ritual bowl

ritual knife, do not cut anything with it

Hope this helps

u/myanrueller · 2 pointsr/StarWars

Someone who wants to study European martial arts here:

multiple options exist for "practice swords" there's a polypropelene in many models. As for lightsabers...

Ultraforce has some "battle ready force FX ones," which instead of the LEDs all across the blade it's one powerful one. Saberforge looks nice too.

There's also a "lightsaber bokken".

And for someone more interested in European swords styles, there's not a Kylo Ren model yet. But there will be.

u/-_-why-_- · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[Grey/Silver ear cuff] ( Jewelry WL

[Another ear cuff] ( reminiscent of rain. Jewelry WL

[Teeth Whitener] ( Kind of food related, because stains from food and drink make your teeth yellow c: Rachel's WL

[Acrylic nail buffer] ( for my half-sister, because she loves doing acrylic nails and I want her to do mine (: Rachel's WL

[Sugarbabe] ( by Holly Hill. I just finished it and it's so f'ing GOOD. Read it asap.

I have not found one thing on the entire internet that is less than a dollar including shipping, but [this scarf] ( is only 3.80 with free shipping, which is pretty cheap. Clothes WL

[This shirt] ( I have wanted this cat shirt for longer than I can even say.

[Another earcuff?] ( You don't say. I love this. No use, really, but it's SO FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL. i need it. Jewelry WL

[Obviously.] ( It's perfect.

[This.] ( It's badass.

[One of the many scarves] ( I have on my wishlist. As you may know, my ex roommate stole all my winter clothes, threw them in a box, and gave them to goodwill. I'm not buying all my clothes back, and it gets REALLY cold here. It was really fucked up of her to do and I would really, really enjoy a good scarf for the fall/wintertime when it gets colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra. Clothes WL

[This St. Ive's] ( moisturizer. I want it so badly but it's an add on and I HATE IT. Rachel's WL

[This bedspread] ( is literally essential. I don't even have one and it's really expensive. I'm moving soon, so I'm really hoping I can get it before I move. Things I NEED WL

fear cuts deeper than swords

[This painting] ( is bigger than a bread box! (: I love itttt~ Things I NEED WL

[This ring] ( is smaller than a golf ball! I want it so badly. Jewelry WL

[Lady Gaga's Fame Perfume] ( smells enchanting, if that's the same as wonderful! ;) Rachel's WL

[Acrylic is my toy] ( I know it doesn't count, lol. But I do play with it a lot. (: Rachel's WL

[This backpack] ( would be beyond useful for me for school/work/going anywhere. My purse is tiny and I can't complain because my mom bought it for me and I'm very grateful, but I really need something that I can put notebooks in. (: I love this backpack. Things I NEED WL

[This set] ( ties into my obsession with nail polish and with colors, and Essie. I love Essie. Ugh. So much.

[This crop top] ( with [these shorts] ( is awe inspiring to me, because it's the cutest outfit in the world. I couldn't pull it off, but I'd still like to try. (:

Thank you so much for this awesome contest. I really liked finding these items and I hope you like them and find them as cute/inspirational/adorable as I do. (: This was a ton of fun. I love scavenger hunts. <3 You're the bomb.

EDIT; I have four wishlists; Things I NEED WL, Rachel's WL, Jewelry WL and Clothes WL. If I specified after the item I posted one of these four, that means it's on that wishlist. Sorry, just trying to get rid of any confusion. Haha.

u/_Illuvatar_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

It's the weekend and allow me to tell you a story.

When I was a small child my grandmother told me of a group of people from legend. These were warriors from a time when bandits ruled the streets and the governments were ruthless. These warriors honed their skills in secret, biding their time until a day came when they could free the people from oppression. Now I didn't actually think this was any more than a fairy tale, until last week...

I was at an assembly on free speech, and what did I see? A warrior of old gliding through the crowd. No one noticed him except me. I knew this was my chance to make something of myself, to join his ranks and become a warrior for the people! So I ran up and tapped him on the shoulder as quickly as I could.

He got really scared and dropped his sword, and it broke.

Now I owe him one of these...

u/ty23c · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Because of this I checked if you were right so I looked up Katanas cause shit I wanna be a samurai! And I found this on there, look at the review that is titled Good...and sharp! XD

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/talahrama · 2 pointsr/zelda

From here.

u/Konman72 · 2 pointsr/zelda

My wife got that sword for me for Christmas off of Amazon. Mine didn't come with the hooks to hold it for some reason but we managed to get it attached. It is definitely very nice, I'm not normally a sword collector but this was amazing and looks great in our house. If you have the cash I recommend buying it.

EDIT: Link to Amazon, maybe they are cheaper:

u/monkerbus · 2 pointsr/zelda

Right here man. And its only like $50.

u/Senorginger64 · 2 pointsr/zelda

Because of the way the the sword is designed there is a slim to none chance that you will find a full tang because the handle is so slim compared to the blade. the best one I could find was at amazon
one guy makes his own out of Fiber glass I believe and they're really well done but over the top expensive

u/JWylie15 · 2 pointsr/zelda

Need to know this as well. And did you paint the sword hilt? Because the one that I've seen that looks similar is grey.

u/adragonisnoslave · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wow I... don't have anything under $1.21 including shipping :( Well, I do, but it was already bought for me! So.... I'm not going to add anything, that feels like cheating someone out of something. So, the only cheap thingie I have is an mp3. Harry Potter was my childhood. I grew up reading the books and watching the movies... growing up alongside the characters was a pretty magical experience. John Williams has written for many of my favorite films and he made Harry Potter that much more incredible.

I also would like a gift card, as I'm saving up for this! Don't laugh. Pole dancing is the only exercise other than yoga that I like and I love how I feel when I do it. It'd be awesome to not have to do it in front of others because that often keeps me from going... as does how pricey classes are. This pole costs the same as SIX classes. Seven with shipping. A little ridiculous, yeah? But yeah, I want the pole so I can do it at home and get even more fit and maybe boost my self-esteem and body image :)

u/propyro85 · 2 pointsr/wma

Ok, for some reason I thought you had the equivalent of stripper poles set up with wires going between them. I guess it was the camera perspective.


Now that I think of it, a pair of these would probably work pretty well and give you a wider range of possible movements. Though they wont move in response to your strikes.

u/Crochetems · 2 pointsr/poledancing

Amazon. This one:

I mean I really deliberated on getting this because it's not XPole but all the positive reviews along with the price convinced me.

Keep in mind that this off brand one doesn't come with a bag and it's also not bottom loading. I had 8" popcorn ceilings in my old place and it wasn't a hassle necessarily, but you do need a ladder or step stool or something. You would need one anyway to find the joists in your ceiling. Other than that I really can't tell the deference between mine and the official XPole ones my studio has.

Though Amazon does sell official XPoles as well, which I think I will be upgrading to soon.

u/SleepPingGiant · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Oh well, [I guess I fucked up then. ]( Portable Fitness Exercise Stripper Spinning Dancing Pole, 9.3-Feet I'm sure that part of it is bad installation, but I'm willing to risk my personal health and possibly an embarrassing trip to the ER for this.

That's interesting, I thought about going to a class but I'm fairly embarrassed and not sure if I would want to do a bunch of them.

u/EnvyAdams · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Either the Diva Cup or the stripper pole.

I'm a weird lady.

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/sclark89 · 2 pointsr/zelda

I bought this one. I think it looks pretty good. The hilt is a bit too blue, I think, and lacking some of the finer details. I intend on eventually painting it to look authentic. It's hanging on my wall right now. I wouldn't ever buy this one with the intention of using it as a real sword though as the hilt is just a metal casing snapped around it fairly insecurely.

I'm still in the market for a good Hylian shield replica that doesn't have a bird with two tails.

u/com2kid · 2 pointsr/kravmaga

I went from SL to Krav, and got my arse kicked.

You want to do something that mimics the activity you want to get better at. I love Bas Rutten's training CDs, they will get you conditioned very quickly. They are essentially a heavy bag workout, do either the boxing or all-around fighting workout 3x a week and within a month or two you'll have no problems keeping up (and going way past) everyone else.

u/E1Diabl0 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Bas rutten also has some excellent workout CDs:
Good cardio, and general mobility stuff.

u/Batman5991 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

The Bas Rutten MMA workout. You have 2 and 3 minute rounds of boxing, 2 and 3 minute rounds of thai boxing, 2 and 3 minute rounds of all around fighting and 2 all around workouts. In particular the "all around fighting" CD's are good for cardio, he'll have you do a lot of sprawls in between the combinations.

u/vicious_armbar · 2 pointsr/asktrp

If you want to learn how to properly strike so you can fight then your best bet is to find a boxing or Thai boxing coach at a boxing gym or mma school to teach you the basics.

Most MMA schools let people pay a "mat fee" [a cash payment at the door] instead of buying a membership. This is much cheaper if you just want to work on one aspect [striking for instance], or won't be able to come to the gym that often. Talk with the owners of local boxing/mma gyms around your area. In my experience they're always willing to work something out with you.

If you only want to hit the bag for fitness, and don't care as much about fighting or proper technique then you should download the Bas Rutten MMA Workout. Bas is a famous mma fighter, who crossed over from kickboxing to MMA. He goes over how to properly punch and kick; then he has 4 different workouts that you can use on the heavy bag [Boxing, Thai Boxing, All-Round Fighting, and the All-Round Workout].

Here's some reviews for it:

Here's a torrent where he explains how to properly strike. If you're only interested in the striking part you can just download those video files and skip the others to make the download go faster:

Here's a torrent his workout routines:

Remember to seed the torrents!

As another poster said you're going to want to get some non-elastic hand wraps and some bag gloves. If you repeatedly hit the heavy bag with any kind of force without these items you're eventually going to injure your hands.

If you want to mix it up you can practice striking on the ground. I've been doing this drill:

After 4 rounds at 5 minutes each you'll be pretty tired.

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

I bought two pairs of rings :

u/jvhero · 2 pointsr/bjj
  1. Ceck out u/ragnar_deerslayer post on Danaher's ENTER THE SYSTEM on the cheap

  2. Best Deal I've seen I don't personally own one, but we have a guy that wears one and it seems pretty nice. Otherwise, check out BJJHQ for good deals on gear.
u/hecticenergy · 2 pointsr/bjj

I’ve got this one:

Sanabul Essentials v.2 Ultra Light Pre Shrunk BJJ Jiu Jitsu Gi (A1, White) See Special Sizing Guide

I’ve been rolling with it twice a week for about 8 months. Still feels pretty new. I’m in Texas so the lightweight is nice during the long summer.

Probably not top quality, but seems like a great value given my experience with it.

u/CostaBJJ · 2 pointsr/bjj

consider asking the parents of the other 50% to make some donation. to buy 2 gis for their kid from like amazon, the Sanabul is real cheap, and donate one.

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/BluestreakBTHR · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Glove deodorizers are key. Rollers not so much.

Meister Glove Deodorizers for Boxing and All Sports - Absorbs Stink and Leaves Gloves Fresh - Fresh Linen

I also use reclaimed foam rubber from old gloves to pad my fingers & knuckles when wrapping.

u/Anthony_Grina · 2 pointsr/amateur_boxing

quality wraps are cheap- you can get a 3 pack for $5+ on amazon: ..... But honestly, if the stink is your biggest problem, the wraps will not do too much to prevent your hands from becoming smelly. Get yourself a pair of gloves and also these glove-deodorizers: ...When you get home , you can also use a blowdryer (on cool) to dry out your gloves a bit.

u/Shocktroop214 · 2 pointsr/weightlifting

I have an 11 year old that plays ice hockey so here's what I know works cause hockey gear smells like shit.

Get these-
In your shoes when done.
They're made for hockey/boxing gloves but work great in shoes too.

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/Rock-C · 2 pointsr/tf2

Few people have mentioned this, but you can buy Trainers online. These are purely for tricks and not for the actual knife. The end is blunt on both sides, so it has no chance of cutting you. The one I bought online shows you which side is the bite handle and which side is the safe-side with the little divets at the bottom of the "blade." Be a bit warned though, this trainer is a bit longer than most other balisongs, but I didn't find an issue with that. My only issue with the balisong I listed is that it's a spring-loaded latch, so it's kinda static. Mine wore off after a while and now it's a normal latch, which is great.

u/hdbham · 1 pointr/trees

This gives a whole new meaning to 'socker' boppers.

u/Ibex-rioT · 1 pointr/MandelaEffect

Amazon with a picture showing "sock'em boppers" but calling them soccer boppers.

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/brotherbock · 1 pointr/running

> my plan was to bite his face off Cape Fear style

Nice! I never taught the face bite in self-defense classes. Primarily because it's just hard to practice. You go through those BOB dummy bags pretty quickly.

I love Canadian Bacon. I think a lot of Michael Moore's political stuff gets preachy (and deceptive at times), but that movie is hilarious. Steven Wright as the Mountie is great, and Rip Torn saying "If this were a decent, God-fearing country, I'd be allowed to beat the two of you to death" is one of my all time favorite movie lines.

u/stultus_respectant · 1 pointr/WingChun

I'm not sure what you're referring to. Did you mean something like the B.O.B. dummies?

I would say anything freestanding on a base you fill with water/sand would fill your needs, and dampen the sound, and beyond that you have choices on what you'd want to be hitting. And yes, anything that gives you targets you can focus on can help.

u/kizzzzurt · 1 pointr/MMA

I actually like the punching bags shaped like a guy. The one with legs especially.

u/thejewishdilemma · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This is clearly the best way to spend 19 bucks

u/underpaidworker · 1 pointr/mallninjashit

That’s the assassin dagger from Amazon. It looks pretty cool until you flip it over and the sheath has philips head screws holding it together.

Ace Martial Arts Supply Dark Assassin Dagger with Sheath

u/abby89 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • Read the books, watched the first season of the show. (Want to watch more!!)
  • I love Varys
  • I think I'd be a good Tully
  • The Tully words! Family, Duty, Honor
  • This is the way I picture the dagger
  • "The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling"
u/reiphil · 1 pointr/cosplay

what you want is a straight long sword. You could probably get by by painting these and carving the hilt guard a little.

u/Trystt27 · 1 pointr/IAmA

I took some courses about 7 years back from KRON

Unfortunately, my trainer passed away from cancer, so it's just me at this point.

The practice sword I have is this one.

u/vxcosmicowl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

We use dot us these Training Swords in my medieval combat class!

They also make a Shield

This steampunk flavored Cryptex Flash Drive might be appreciated! Useful and stylish in a similar vein to this Steampunk Watch
As for board games, I recommend Shadow Hunters, Splendor, and Coup

For tabletop games, you could get him A Nice Set of Color Coded Diece

When it comes to video games, this Retro Arcade Console Desk Toy could be a great work passtime with 200 games! Alternatively if you have a fridge or a metal workspace, Magnetic Tetris! for idle hands

Hope any of these help haha

u/DarkDeliverance · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well... most people don't have swords on their wishlists :P
Also, I look for a very interesting, intellectual, and intriguing story in a comic book. Also, dialogue is very important and good writing is imperative. If the dialogue writing sucks then the comic book sucks.

u/travelersoul · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

where have you been all my life, Chris?

so i've had my eye on this

u/SpiderThor · 1 pointr/arrow

I'm not a pro on swords, but it's definitely not a Katana. But here is a link to the exact sword :

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/Grant638 · 1 pointr/zelda

I think they may be one of a kind, sorry pal. Amazon has some really nice ones though, specifically this one.

u/Icantbackflip · 1 pointr/zelda

Actually, still no good sadly.

I've read reviews of all of those Master Swords listed on other sites, and plenty of them seem to have something wrong with them when delivered. I normally wouldn't have any problems with that as it's like ~£60, but those sellers look shifty. So, it's a no-go sadly.

I tried Amazon and Ebay, and ones like the one below don't even sell to the UK:

How the hell do people even get this stuff in the UK? This is ridiculous, there's like nothing out here for us lol.

u/poledragonofroarke · 1 pointr/poledance

I will probably get grief for this but when I started I got this one, since I couldnt afford an x pole:Pole

It worked perfectly for 2 years and I still have it I just upgraded to an xstage lite so I could go outside and bring it places. Ive known many who used the brand and its pretty close to an x pole in sturdiness from my experience.

u/wineandcatlady · 1 pointr/poledancing

Portable Fitness Exercise Exotic Stripper Strip Spinning Pole Dance Dancing NEW

This is what I bought. I'm definitely going to take this advice into consideration! The reviews on it were great and that's why I went that route instead of buying the xpole.

u/ladystrychn9ne · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.the outfit

2.the shoes

3. army of me


sweater weather


6. oh! its so hard to choose between this

and this
i've always wanted to learn how to pole dance

u/dizzyvonblue · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My husband (fiancé) would absolutely love this stripper pole because, duh, who wouldn't? So in honor of my husband I will shake my bootay all over the house.

I'm a pretty good gifter, and for my Fiancés last birthday we got him a beer basket, with lots of treats and this old gamecube game he wanted. Home brew kits are rising in popularity. But neither of us drink anymore, so I didn't get to give him one. And cool ass cuff links! Maybe your bunny would like those.

u/dorlclwm · 1 pointr/poledancing

One last question --I saw this on amazon:
I actually think I've heard a little bit about x-dance and their pole quality, but I was wondering if this would be a good alternate considering that it's much cheaper than xpole.

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/hawkael20 · 1 pointr/SWORDS

Found it. Based on one of the reviews it sounds like it has a rat tail tang. They had been swinging it around but I really don't suggest it as it could fail and hurt someone.

u/Evadrepus · 1 pointr/zelda

If you're still looking, this is the one I got for Christmas. I picked it out after spending some time looking for an inexpensive one. I'm pretty satisfied with it. Like the reviews state, the painting on the gem is more than a little sloppy. I will be doing a minor repaint on it but otherwise I'm very pleased with it. It's huge, heavy, and looks great (aside from the slightly sloppy painting). The enamel gold paint cost me $10, which still makes this very economical.

u/Shadowfire1231 · 1 pointr/gaming

Idk bout usable but i found this replica that at least looks pretty real. Bought it as a gift for my brother and he loved it.

u/actiongroup · 1 pointr/MMA

Here is a link to the box set

This is a must have. Bas breaks down the techniques really well. Also the CD workouts are intense and will definitely have you ready to start working out in a gym. We used to start our workouts with the all-around fighting track back when I was training seriously.

Edit: I'll add one thing that I think is important. Training too much on a heavy bag can lead to pushing your punches. It's good to alternate between shadow boxing and bag training.

u/bernie16wb · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you're interested in a fun, exhausting workout that can help you with punching a bit I'd suggest Bas Rutten's MMA Workout. He was the UFC heavyweight champ so he knows a thing or two about punching stuff.

I really enjoy it. You can probably find it...elsewhere if you look around but Bas is good people so I'd buy it if you like it.

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/PandaQuest · 1 pointr/bjj

Sanabul is pretty cheap (for a gi, still kind of expensive in general) and is well regarded. I think it runs big though. Based on what I know, which is not much (I haven't been training long enough), we're at the point where even budget Gis like this should hold up for a while:

Edit: It looks like your jiu jitsu gear is a bit cheaper and comes with a free belt.

u/N0_M1ND · 1 pointr/bjj

From what I gather the Standard Issue and Hooks are basically the same with the exception the Hooks has outer labeling whereas the Stardard Issue has no identifiable markings, like how gis used to be, this also leaves room for more patches if that's your thing.

Another option you may consider that is inexpensive and good quality is Sanabul.

Prices basically increase for color of gi, which seems to be a standard industry practice for "flagship" mass produced gi of a company. I own one, but it's a gi they don't make anymore, but it's my favorite gi. A lot of guys at my gi have them as well, they've held up nicely.

Whatever you decide to buy, I think sizing is most important regardless. You don't want to be swimming in you gi, but you also don't want a gi that is too small. Generally, you can shrink a gi, you can't make them bigger.

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/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/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/This_Fuggin_Guy · 1 pointr/MuayThai

I also use a glove deodorizers along with dryer sheets as an extra measure. So far so good, BUT I will have to try some tea bags.

u/8mismo · 1 pointr/wma

I use Meister MMA Glove Deodorizers. I put them in my SPES heavies after every practice. It really helps to cut down on the build-up of smelly bacteria. I originally used them with my boxing gloves and they work great for that too. It's a scented desiccant that pulls moisture out of the glove when you aren't' using them. they also keep your gloves together in your bag.

u/Elpakaroita · 1 pointr/amateur_boxing

Im currently using these
And to be honest the smell they emit is even too much so if you get them i'd recommend you to not leave the gloves with these things inside the bag otherwise they will get their smell all over the stuff in the bag

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/LovehandsCardisty · 1 pointr/balisong

Probably the best one out there. Plus is only $10 plus shipping.

u/Boqueef · 1 pointr/balisong

I own the Vornnex dragon trainer an it lasted me about a year.

u/itsJustYvonne · 1 pointr/balisong

I think u r flipping this one

I’m completely new to balisongs, do u think this is a good cheap trainer to start with?

u/personGuy02 · 1 pointr/balisong

I made a mistake with the weight, it’s 9.6 ounces not 9.3 ounces. If you want to see for yourself here’s the link.

VORNNEX Practice Butterfly Knife with Sure Spring Latch, Full Stainless Steel Black Dragon Dull Balisong Trainer, Unsharpened Butterfly Knife Comb for CS GO Training(Silver)

u/Xzanos · 1 pointr/SweatyPalms

For those interested you can buy a trainer (dull) Balisong/Butterfly knife from amazon for about 13$ I bought this one here and have been learning to use it while at my desk. Very fun but it certainly takes some patients and learning.

u/powercow · 0 pointsr/offbeat

UMMMMM kay.. ok so I'm an idiot.. so i dont get it.. went right over my was early am and no coffee.
I guess you mean just teh name "chamber of secrets"
sorry if i thought it might had been something real.
and dint find the idea of an imaginary product called the "chamber of secrets" as funny as a very real vibrating broom stick.
at any rate it helps if your not a douchebag and just explain your joke.

ok for a real product.. if you want to make boys smile.
get them a sockem bopper.. the only difference between this an a blow up sheep.. is the shape.

sorry if i find this very real product funnier than some inside joke about how 'chamber of secrets" can be a double entendre for pussy.

u/snoozbarFiend · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

knock yourself out

but kinda leaning toward this

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.

u/hikemhigh · -1 pointsr/pics

Hello roommate. I don't really have a question, more of a suggestion. Get one of these bad boys on Amazon for $16. Free shipping with Amazon prime. It's a ninja sword but in the length of a machete. I feel as if this would be perfect for you. Also comes with a neat leather sheath that you can wear on your back. It is one of my favorite killing instruments.

u/dianeruth · -1 pointsr/poledancing

If they each donate 20$ you can set up two of those cheap made in china poles.

I have one that I got for $95 on ebay, and yeah they aren't perfect, they aren't an x-pole(in fact mine was labeled as a d-pole), but a beginner probably wouldn't know the difference anyways. It would make a huge difference to have a ~4:1 ratio instead of 11:1 if you think that you could finagle the funds.

If you are wondering my only negatives are that chrome would not be my first choice for finish and the finish came somewhat scuffed, but otherwise it's functionally the same as any other pole.