DIY Ab Straps

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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.

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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!

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