Introduction: DIY Ab Straps
After seeing how much these straps cost online, I decided to make my own.
With ab straps you can exercise your abs. You also can perform no-arm pull-ups (very hard exercise).
In this instructable you will learn how I did it, so you can make a pair for yourself or for a friend.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
You will need :
- a utility knife
- several meters of synthetic fibre rope (1.5 cm in diameter)
- hot glue gun with several hot glue rods
- two heavy duty carabiners
- chain (4 x 2 cm each link)
- a hacksaw
- insulation pad
Choose the insulation pad to offer good support for your arms.
I used a material used in soundproofing. It has 1 cm thickness.
Step 2: Cut and Loop
Cut with your utility knife two identical pieces of the insulation pad with dimensions 25 x 30 cm.
Shape it like a U and begin looping the rope around the pads. Make 8-9 loops and cut the ends.
Step 3: Glue
Keep restraining the pad to the U shape and glue the rope to the pad with your glue gun.
Use liberal amounts of glue. Keep it like that until the glue hardens.
Step 4: Secure the Chain
Next, cut with a hacksaw 6 rings from the chain for each hanger. Loop them in a carabiner.
Step 5: You Are Done!
Enjoy your new ab straps. Now go do some exercise!