Train on the go with the Metolius Rock Rings.
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fast delivery as promised. The hand blocks are heavy, come with their own fastening cord and look indestructible. They allow you to do chin-ups, pull-ups and angle your hands any way that is comfortable. You can attach the blocks to a pull-up bar at the gym and make them close together or far apart. The finger holes really do separate the men from the boys.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love the rock rings for their portability and their flexibility. I didn't want to mount a fingerboard in my rental, so I hang the rock rings off the 8 foot high back deck with a little nylon webbing and a couple carabiners--non-permanent, no drill holes. I love figuring out all the creative ways I can use them to do more than just dead hangs and pull ups. There are a couple competitors to the rock rings now that have a greater diversity of grip options, but I don't feel the need to replace this quite yet.
...but then again, that's the point, right? these babies really do work. at first i had to start out using basically only the easiest holds for every exercise. getting better though.
Then you need to buy these! After my first training session with them, my forearms were completely dead. With a couple of weeks under my belt, I have already become much stronger. For the price, they can't be beat.
perfect for working out while away from the gym or crag.
I have had these for 2 months and have yet to get bored and just keep getting stronger.
My latest game is "build a belay, dead ass variation" Use a log or stool to hang 50 degrees or so. Do 15 pullups, then Lock off with the right hand and place a red or pink tricam in the left pocket. Lock off with the left hand and place a TCU or master cam in one of the right pockets and then sling an anchor and attach your harness and hang. Reverse process and have a beer. It is nice to know you can building an anchor when you are totally pumped.
Are they made to do this... probably not, but I've been doing it for a month and they look like new.
These things are great for training. They provide a different type of resistance because they require you to tighten your core when using them to prevent your body from swinging. I have a pull-up bar, but seldom use it since installing these. It takes some getting used to, but once you do they are some of the most effective holds I've found for increasing my strength quickly.
I just started climbing seriously last year and am by no means an athlete. I decided it was time to start taking climbing a little more seriously (I wanted to be better than my friends). I mounted them on the ceiling joists in my room and have been using them for about two weeks and they are incredible! In two weeks I went from barely being able to hang on the four finger pocket to hitting a max of 12 pullups! Like with anything else this tool is only as strong as your dedication, but if you've got the drive, this will deliver the results you want!
Only bad thing as a little side note, the bottom hold is advertised as a 3 finger pocket but I have average size hands and can only fit two fingers in them.
Not only can you hang them anywhere, the fact that they twist freely if you want them to engages more muscle groups.
If I had a great spot to hang a full board I would do both, but this is a great workout option alone still. These rigs are great. They could be improved to have a nice crimp ledge on the back side, but that is Metolius design job.
Rockin the Rock Rings at my firehouse!
Simple, easy to use, l like to use them to train and to warm up in the morning. l can't always drive up to the gym or to a nice bouldering spot, so these things are a godsend :)
I just started working out on my metolius rock rings this week and they are incredible. I'm normally in the gym training 5 days a week, but when I'm to busy I have resorted to using my roommates metolius wood grip hangboard. The rock rings are far better in my opinion. I believe they work you harder and I know they are easier on my shoulders. anyone who doesnt always have time to hit the gym but wants a good pump should definitely invest in the metolius rock rings. SOLID PRODUCT!
With the versatility of these holds, it opens up a world of ease for those of you who don't have the time, money, or space to make your own wall, or those who don't want to ruin your bedroom door frame with screw holes for a fingerboard. Not only affordable, the design is impeccable, as anybody can use them no matter your finger strength. With the three sized finger holds, you also have the top round-ridged portion of the holds to get an excellent handle on to improve your pull-ups. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anybody who wants to increase their upper body strength and/or climbing finger strength!
Works just like they should...a great supplement to anyone who has a hangboard
I bought the Rock Rings as a handy addition to my basement Bouldering Cave and it does a superb job providing a quick and effective upper-body workout. The Rock Rings are ideal for doing free hanging pull-ups, developing finger strength and working your core. Dont waste your time or money on those expense infomercial door mounted pull-up bars get the rock rings and have fun training. Check out this fun 10-minute training routine - http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/pdf/Training_Board_Brochure.pdf