push up (rings)

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Categories

Level

  • Light
  • Moderate

Muscles Involved

  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Abs
  • Shoulders

Equipment

  • Gymnastic rings

Remark or addition

Description

  • ¬†Adding gymnastic rings to a classic push up suspends your hands above ground and the independent movement of the rings makes the exercise much more difficult to control so you will recruit more stability muscles.Ring push-ups allow for a much greater range of motion than static floor push-ups.
  1. Grip the rings, keep your body straight and your legs fully extended behind you.
  2. Slowly lower yourself down towards the floor.
  3. Pause for a second at the bottom of the exercise and then push yourself back up to the starting position.
  4. Start with 3 sets of 8 reps.

Points of attention

  • Do not lock out your elbows to maintain tension throughout the muscles during the exercise.
  • Keep your body straight and your neck in line with your spine.

Progression Ladder

  • By altering¬†the height of the rings you can control the exercise difficulty.
  • Add some weight (weightvest).