Have you ever wondered exactly how to add rings into your workout? Here are 3 great ways to get fit with rings!
Adding ring work to any current program is a great way to maximize posterior chain large muscle, and more so, small muscle group involvement.
1) Similar to bar work, you can utilize the rings for pull ups: dead-weight vertical (strict or kipping) pull-ups, or modified with having your feet out ahead of you and pulling in a more angular row position.
2) They can be used as a hanging grip for abdominal work: knee tucks or leg raises, or wipers really target the core; and since you’re hanging by each arm independently you use more intercostals, and erector muscles to keep in place.
3) Rings can be used for tricep and bicep work: with the feet on the ground, and using body weight you can perform bicep curls from different arm angles; with the body supported in the wrists, elevated (or modified with the feet down) you can perform dips on the rings – again due to the suspension and unstable nature of the rings apparatus, you get a lot of core activation even with these seemingly arm-isolation moves.