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JustIn Flo

Are rings a complete upper body strength workout?

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JustIn Flo

Hey Coach and gymnastic training dudes,

 

I am training with the rings right now and I do Coach Sommer's ring series 3.
MU + L-Sit + Forward roll + L-Sit + Shoulder Stand + Back Lever + Front Lever

 

when I train on the rings I feel like there is a lot of pulling going on. Without doing crazy ass moves like a maltese, and by going with the workout I am doing above, am I training the upper body completely or should I be supplementing with pushing work?

 

Thank you

 

Justin

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Blairbob

 Yes, they are.

 

 Insert more skills in support. Forward roll MU, dips, multiple reps of Press to shoulderstand or HS.

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Mats Trane

Put in some handstand work on floor.

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Daniel Burnham

What hasn't been mentioned is that the ring series are meant to be used as a part of a larger training routine.  They are only a small part of a holistic program and while very good routines for working on basic ring strength should not be your focus.

 

This may sound like a broken record but the Foundation series covers an entire training plan including pulling and pushing and leads to a well rounded strength program.

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Alessandro Mainente

if you focus on the rings , you should insert some stretching/active work of the shoulders to avoid benchpress syndrome as the pushing movement in the set increase...

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David  Hurwitz

The L-sits are both pushing elements.  The MU and forward roll MU each contain a pull and a push.  The SS (and especially its decent to support) are pushing as well. 

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Afiya Zia

If your concern is pull/push ratio, then dips, pushups, supports, L and Straddle L, flyes and handstands will take care of it.

The Foundation series covers bent and straight arm pulling and pushing, with one exercise representing each field.

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JustIn Flo

Thanks for your replies guys....

I was meaning more for a maintenance workout. (While I focus on other things other than strength training)

Is it balanced?

I have built up basic strength to a decent level. Pseudo planche push ups , tuck planches, HSPU's, decent handstand, l -sits, I even achieved a OAPU, yewrkies(or whatever they are called) back levers front levers etc...... So I am well rounded. I just wanted to do BAS and SSA strength in a quick and efficient workout, while I do other things.

Does it do the trick or should I add some pulling in there?

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Alessandro Mainente

The best solution to gain results with a SAS and BAS approach is have a solid foundations. When you have them you can manage the weekly training to obtain the best benefits from this type of schedule. This is why WOD were suspended.

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