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  1. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman

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    I really wana get stronger i lift heavy and do some oly lifts my explosive strength i feel is there from wrestling but i wana try to lean up a bit and try to do some gymnastic work like gsp the rings look brutal I have done some research about them does anyone here work out with rings is it worth getting a personal trainer for them its alot of money to invest in getting a coach.
     
  2. TripLikeIDo

    TripLikeIDo Green Belt

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    Punctuation.
     
  3. Revok

    Revok Brown Belt

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    Unless you're specifically interested in gymnastics, TRX is probably the better purchase. You don't necessarily need a coach to make good use of either - there are plenty of online tutorials that will help you figure out the basics.
     
  4. Pearse Shields

    Pearse Shields Amateur Fighter

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    I'm not entirely convinced of this. Low-level gymnastic movements such as muscle-ups, dips, L-sits, and back levers require little to no coaching to achieve. However, due to the Y-shape of the TRX, it's hard to perform anything on top of the handles, whereas with rings you can.

    I use my rings maybe once a week. I enjoy the challenge of working with my own bodyweight in a different manner. I also believe movements such as skinning the cat are great for shoulder flexibility and strength.

    You can easily create your own rings or TRX-type suspension trainer for a fraction of the cost of buying them online.

    If you are serious about using rings, an open adult gymnastics class shouldn't cost more than $10 per session, and there should be a few coaches around to help you out with any questions you have.
     
  5. DanteAli

    DanteAli Blue Belt

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    The book Building the Gymnastic Body by Christopher Summer is probably the best entry-point into teaching yourself gymnastics movements, using the rings/bars/floor as equipment. The book does a good job explaining progression in a lot of basic movements, and the author is a respected gymnastics coach.

    On the other hand, it requires you have the gumption to actually do any of the routines listed, which is where I've failed so far.

    http://www.amazon.com/Building-Gymnastic-Body-Gymnastics-Strength/dp/0982125305
     
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    bingowings123 Green Belt

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    I don't do anything fancy but I've added Ring Rows and presses into my WS4SB routine(ring press ups being my high rep movement) just for fun really and I do like them. I can't say they've improved my strength by any massive level but they haven't hurt it either.
     
  7. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    I like rings way more than my TRX. They are great at developing wrist strength
     
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    Numpty Blue Belt

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    From a fun factor, rings are awsome.
     
  9. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    I have a rope that I use for pull-ups. It is longe enough that I have loops in the end to use for ring push-ups on occasion.
    Rings are good for upper body work, but don't neglect the lower body just to work on the rings.
     
  10. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman

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    Seems like most people here prefer trx vs rings in terms of over all strength i just wana become stronger is the ultimate goal
     
  11. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    If you want to become stronger, do read the FAQs and do one of the beginner routines listed there. You'll find a lot more benefit than you would with rings or trx. Those are best used as additional tools to add to an already established routine.
     
  12. AtlSteel

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    easy to improperly stress your shoulders with rings
     
  13. Daikaio

    Daikaio White Belt

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    Bro get on the juice jump to the rings and hold iron cross for 60 seconds and ull make alll kinddddds of gainss.
     

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