How To Make Parallettes With PVC

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Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you how to use PVC to make
parallettes for gymnastic strength
training. One thing you’re going to need
is one of these PVC cutters. The way it works
is like a ratchet. See the way to open it
up, put it on a piece of PVC. It’s
just a matter of doing that. I don’t want
to cut this one because I would mess up
my parallette that I’ve already made. So
once you mark the PVC pipes. These
pipes that I’ve used are 1 and 1/2 inch
diameter pipes. I’ve cut 4
24 inch pieces, that’s this part. I’ve got
4 of these pieces right here. Where
there’s a T both sides, so there are
four outlets for the pipe. I’ve got eight of
these little end caps. And then four of
these 90 degree pieces right here.
Basically what you do is put it together
like this there’s a 24 inch piece at the
bottom, the 4 outlet connector on one
side, There’s an 8 inch piece right here
and then the elbow make two of those and then,
put them together like this. Once they’re
together, you really want to do just put
a little gravity by pushing down, pushing
all the directions. You can get these
little, not necessary but helpful, these
little end caps and press those on as
well. The pieces fit together like
that. I like this design a lot better.
I’ve seen some where it’s lacking this
bottom piece and it’s only a T on each
side where I have these so there’s no
solidification of the base of the
parallette and those seem a little
unstable to me. So I really like this
design where there’s a 24 inch piece in
the bottom and the top of the parallette.
So make those give that a try you can
make two of them with the amount of
material that I mentioned earlier and
there are a ton of upper body and core
exercises that you can do with these
parallettes and I will have those videos
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