Thursday, 13 August 2009
Parallettes are a great, inexpensive training tool used for all kinds of CrossFit-y exercises. (Dips, push-ups, handstands and handstand push-ups, L-sits, V-sits and renegade rows, to name a few.) The best part about them is that you can make them at home, cheap and easy, with ordinary materials found in the plumbing section of your local hardware store.
The CrossFit Journal has a great, step-by-step tutorial on making your own parallettes. You could always build a pair as part of your “active rest” today… you never know when they might come in handy. (Hint, hint.)
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I made these over the winter. They are awesome.
I need to actually use the damn things more, however. Working out at home hasn’t gone too well the few times I’ve tried it … but if I start L-sitting while watching “Mad Men,” perhaps I can get my wife to go through some Pilates sequences at the same time: win-win!