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lsu777
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Gymnastic Rings
So I see alot of y'all asking about different things like bands, or talking about using small dumbbells etc


STOP!!!!

Those are decent tools but you will get so much more out of a set of gymnastic rings. Suspension straps are great, but rings are better as the seperated hang point is better for most exercises.

The ones a recommend are the ones from christian fitness factory

LINK

I like these because of the numbered straps and they are wooden. Fell free to post up if you find some cheaper with numbered straps and wooden and are on stock.

Rings allow the following

Chest- pushups, flyes, dips

Back- rows, chins, shoulder Y's, inverted shrugs, muscle ups or simulated muscle ups

Shoulders- Y's, facepulls, rotation, handstand pushups

Arms- besides obvious compound movements, ring curls, overhead extensions

Plus you get all of the static holds which are hard as frick and can really blow up your arms especially the bicep due to putting a ton of stress on them while they are in the stretched position.


If you get a good set of rings and a weighted vest that can go to 80lbs....well you are set as you don't need anything more.

Combine this with abs and bodyweight leg movements and you will not be sorry.

On how to hang it, if you don't have anything solid you can hang from nor a good tree branch you can do one of the following

Use an eye screw directly into the stud. I suggest using a small drill bit and drilling a small pilot hole. This will cost less than $5 and are similar to this:
LINK


Or the better option is to use brackets specifically designed for rings and exercise equipment

LINK

If you use just the eye hooks and use a couple good rock climbing caribeeners it will provider easier adjustment.


lsu777
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re: Gymnastic Rings
Plenty of great workouts in here using the rings

LINK


Yeti_Chaser
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re: Gymnastic Rings
I've been following Body by Rings from your post in the home work out thread. I'm loving it. My shoulders and tri's haven't felt like this in a while. Once I get the stability down I'm excited to see how far I'll be able to go.


lsu777
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That is a very good program. And the stability you get from training with rings will pay huge dividends later when you go back to training with weights.

And using leverage to make the exercises harder and using weighted versions can allow you to build lots of strength and muscle.


SabiDojo
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Daniel Vadnal is a good teacher. Very thorough. Just remember if you want to progress with rings, accessory work is essential.


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lsu777
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re: Gymnastic Rings
Also, here is some good articles on rings

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SabiDojo
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Dominik Sky is a great guy to follow on social media. He always has different types of progressions which can make the routines more challenging. I also enjoy his accessory work.



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Lazy But Talented
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Gymnastic rings are the best. Need to find a way to hang some at my place.


lsu777
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Dude it's four small holes in the ceiling. Who cares


Lazy But Talented
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Do you know if there is a new IF calorie Calculator? Just noticed it's gone from 1percentedge.


ETA: just ordered a set of rings from the link you posted since amazon is backed up.
This post was edited on 3/24 at 12:27 pm


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lsu777
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LINK

Or use leangains calc on muscle hacking.com


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SabiDojo
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You’re doing the Lord’s work in this thread


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Lazy But Talented
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re: Gymnastic Rings
quote:

ETA: just ordered a set of rings from the link you posted since amazon is backed up.


Still haven't gotten an order confirmation or shipping notification :)


lsu777
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re: Gymnastic Rings
Ummm check your spam or call them.


Lazy But Talented
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will give it one more day. Says they're shipping within 3-5 business days. Today is technically the 5th day.


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Yeti_Chaser
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re: Gymnastic Rings
I've converted two of the other regulars at my apartment gym to the rings too. We're loving them. I'm trying to loosely follow body by rings, but I'm having a lot of trouble with the pelican curl and ring rollout. I'm not sure if I have the shoulder flexibility to correctly perform the pelican curl, or perhaps it's just that my biceps aren't strong enough yet. Any advice here? The ring rollouts I'm clearly not doing correctly because I'm feeling strain in my back and nothing in my abs. I think I may just do them on the ab wheel instead.


Contender01
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re: Gymnastic Rings
LSU777 any other suggestions on where to buy, looks like they are out of stock

thanks


Yeti_Chaser
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quote:

LSU777 any other suggestions on where to buy, looks like they are out of stock


some of yall can't tie your shoes without asking TD. Amazon has plenty


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BillyGibbons
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quote:

LSU777 any other suggestions on where to buy, looks like they are out of stock

thanks


I ordered the 1.25” with numbered straps from REP fitness LINK . Seemed like a really good price when I ordered them.


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