A gymnastics ring training pulley system (sometimes called Dream Machine , “50/50” or Ring Thing) is a nice and relatively cheap addition to your gym.
If you are reading this chances are you already know the benefits of something like that.
Namely, because of the pulley mechanism you only have to do half the work on ring strength elements.
This allows you to train elements you are not yet capable to do unsupported, like Iron Cross, Maltese, Planche and any of the cool stuff you see the pros doing.
Earlier this year I decided to build my own Dream Machine.
Looks like this
|My Ring Training Pulley System|
I just hang all this stuff with two carabiners from where my rings usually hang.
That belt allows me to do rotations and more transitions between ring strength elements.Anyway, here is a quick tutorial by Michael (a.k.a. Breaks) that shows you how to build a homemade rings dream machine a.k.a. pulley system a.k.a. 50/50.
Update: Breaks made some changes to his setup, new spotting belt etc…
Also check out his DIY Gymnastics Pommel Trainer / Mushroom Tutorial
And here is another video that show you what you can do with a Dream Machine