Very Cool Products that have nothing to do with Education

Hello –

This page is dedicated to products that I have purchased, or done some research on because I was interested in buying them.  They have nothing to do with education, but are very cool products that I love!

Gymnastic Rings

I have a set of rings similar to these in my garage.  I use them to do all sorts  of gymnastics strength routines.  If you scroll down the page, I have added some videos that show how to set them up and how to use them.


If you are visiting this page because you are a believer in my free educational game (TeachersDungeon), and you want help supplement the cost of keeping it alive – simply click on any of the product links.  That will take you to Amazon.

Better yet…
Bookmark this page and label it “Amazon“. 

When your ready to purchase something from Amazon, click on any of the product links, and you will help supplement the cost of keeping TeachersDungeon free. 
Remember, you will pay the exact same price, but you’ll help keep a great educational game alive and free for all teachers, parents, and their children.

Once on Amazon – you can search for anything you like, just as you normally do.  You pay the exact same price for anything you purchase, however, I will make a small commission for helping direct you towards that “Amazon Sale”.

I offset the expenses of keeping TeachersDungeon free through the use of my educational blog.  The blog offers tips and tricks for parents, teachers, and students.  I have written a few educational books that I sell.  Finally, I give reviews for product sold through Amazon.  If someone reads my review and clicks on a link, I make a small commission – even if they purchase something other than the product that I reviewed.

In the event that I have a surplus in funds through the sale of my books and/or my product reviews – I donate 25% of all profits to local schools in December of each year.

Products & Articles

Balega Ultralight Athletic Socks for Men and Women

I purchased a number of these socks.  They are my all-time favorite socks.  They wick the sweat better than any other sock I have tried.  I used to get horrible blisters during my Annual Father/Son Backpacking trip, but with these socks – I get no more!


TEKTON 1/2-Inch Drive
Click Torque Wrench

I purchased this torque wrench, because I needed to change a tire on my camper-tailor.  I did not want to go too tight and strip the threads or go too loose and have my tire fly off.  I went to ACE Hardware, but their torque wrenches were not as good, and a lot more expensive.  I am very pleased with the Tekton wrench.

NEXTOUR Bike Gloves

I recently purchased these glove and really like them.  I am very finicky when it come to my mountain biking gloves.  They have to be comfortable, and can not have too much padding, or your hands cramp on a longer ride.  These are great!


PORTER-CABLE Combo Drill Kit

I absolutely love my new drill kit.  I bought these drills mainly to stablaize my trailor.  It’s a lot easier than getting out the hand crank every time I set up my trailor.  I needed a drill with  a lot of torque, so I could level my trailor whan it is park on unlevel ground.  This drill does the job, and I love it.

Here is a video on how to install your very own Ring System

A while back my brother, who was also a collegiate gymnast, came for a visit.  He tried out my Ring System and loved it.  I told him how to build one of his own, and now he has a Ring System in his basement.  I decided to make this little video on how to construct your own Ring Pulley System, because I know their are a lot of old gymnasts like me who would love this thing!  So, here you go…

I put the items needed to create your own Ring System at the bottom of this page.  The materials for the ring workout system will cost about $350, but to me it is worth every penny!

Special Note:  I am NOT a construction dude.  Before you attach your ring system to any structure, I suggest that you contact a local contractor to make sure that the structure will hold your weight.

My ring system is set up so that I can use it as  a “Ring Pulley System” or a TRX Workout system.  These first two videos are examples of a Ring Pulley System Workout.  I love it, because the pulley cut my weight in half, which makes it possible for me to do most of the strength skills that I competed in college – Very Fun – Very Cool!

My Favorite Workouts

I got inspired after watching the olympics!

The video below shows how my ring system can be used like a TRX machine.  This is why I love my ring system.  I can use it as a Ring Pulley System like in the videos above.  I can also bypass the pulleys and work with my full weight.  My rings are adjustable, so I can work pull-up when they are high, dips when they are mid-height, or flies (as I demonstrate below) when they are low.

Here are the items you need if you want to build your very own Ring System:

Gymnastic Rings

I have a set of rings similar to these in my garage.  I use them to do all sorts  of gymnastics strength routines.  If you scroll down the page, I have added some videos that show how to set them up and how to use them.

Price: $33



You’ll have to cut the rope to fit your needs.

Price: $31





Price: $27




Gymnastics Spotting Belt

Price: $180



Better safe than sorry, but I suggest you don’t fall!

Price: $90



I hope you enjoyed this post.
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Have a great day – Brian McCoy

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