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A Guide to Rigs

By UKSF on 18 February, 2022

 

What are they?

Over the years, rigs have become a vital tool which avid gym-goers use to become functionally fit. They make exercises more fun, yet more challenging and allow users to incorporate bodyweight movement in their regime. This equipment resembles a large metal climbing frame which can look a bit daunting but, fear not and allow us to break down the wonderful world of rigs for you!

 

Differences Between UKSF Rigs

Here at UKSF, we have two different ranges: the Alpha and Delta rigs. The main differences between these rigs are that the Delta rig is wall mounted and the Alpha is free-standing.

Whichever style of rig you opt for needs to take your space in to consideration. For example, if you’re blessed with an abundance of space and wish to make the most out of your rig- you might consider an Alpha rig. If space optimization is your priority, the Delta rig might be the best option for you.

 

The different sizes and rig features

All our rigs are made of steel and feature out staple black-powder coating finish. This provides users with better grip of the surface and provides a sleek and professional finish. They also feature number engravings along the holes for ease of use when adjusting spotting arms or Jhooks to the rig leg. An array of attachments are available to our range which includes dip bars, monkey pull-up bars, landmine attachments, wall ball targets, rope attachments, south bars and band peg attachments. This allows users to incorporate more movements into their regime.

Our Alpha Rigs come in the following sizes: 14ft, 20ft, 24ft and 34ft. Our Delta Rigs can be found in sizes of the following: pull up bracket, 4ft, 14ft, 20ft, 24ft, and 30ft. Our rigs are customizable, which means you can alter the size and colour to your taste. Whatever your preference, we can cater for all requirements.

 

Exercises for the rigs

Now we’ve broken down our rig range and how they can benefit you, check out a series of exercises for you to try!

Pull-ups

Begin by hanging from the beam and pulling yourself up so your chin meets the bar. Lower down slowly and repeat. To make this easier, try using a mobility band or asking for assistance.

 

Tricep Dips

Using a dipping attachment, begin the movement by placing yourself on the bars with your arms extended. Slowly lower yourself down so your elbows are at 90 degrees. Finish by pushing yourself back up to the starting position.

 

Supine Row

Using J-hooks, place a barbell parallel to the ground. Begin the movement by gripping the barbell and extending your arms- making sure that your legs are bent or extended. Pull your body towards the bar ensuring the core is engaged and lower yourself to the starting position.

 

Ring Rows

Begin by adjusting the rings so they’re at eye-height and gripping them. Lean backwards with your legs fixed and pull yourself towards the rings. Lower yourself to the starting position and repeat.