When it comes to rings, the first thing most people think of is the gymnasts on TV. They use rings for all kinds of difficult movements!

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Rings are actually a great training tool. In addition to the advanced movements of gymnasts, rings are also a great choice for ordinary fitness lovers!

Looking at the body as a whole rather than a single part, the biggest advantage of 3D ring training is that it can improve your stability and coordination!

The unstable factors caused by the rings will force you to work harder to activate the core muscles to maintain the correct joint arrangement and body center of gravity.

For ordinary people, we don't need to try super difficult ring movements, which can be used for many different trainings, such as ring push ups, pull ups and so on!

In addition to these, today I'd like to introduce some good ring movements to help you train your shoulder and back muscles!

Action 1: hanging ring reverse flying bird

Target muscles: middle trapezius, rhomboid and posterior deltoid tract,

Hang the lifting ring on the horizontal bar! The handle is about 1m off the ground. Keep your hands shoulder width apart and hold the sling with your forehand.

Body posture: with toes up and heels on the ground, tighten the abdomen and hips, and keep the shoulders, backs, hips and legs in a straight line as far as possible to keep the trunk stable.

Action process: bend the arm, fix the elbow, retract the shoulder and drive the arm to abduct and lift! When abduction is in line with the body, stay for one second! Squeeze your shoulder blades and feel your upper back and deltoid back tighten!

Action 2: lifting ring Y-shaped lifting

Target muscles: trapezius superior, inferior, serratus anterior, and anterior deltoid

First, hang the lifting ring on the horizontal bar, grasp the handle in a standing position, and extend the arm straight forward,

Then start the shoulder muscles, lift the barbell piece upward, feel the shoulder blade rotate upward until the arm is raised above the head, and then stay for one second! Then play it back slowly!

In the action, pay attention to the upward rotation of the shoulder blade to drive the arm! And start flexing and fix your elbow!

Action 3: reverse rowing with lifting rings

Target muscles: latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboid

Install the lifting ring and keep the handle about 1m off the ground. Keep your hands shoulder width apart and hold the rings.

Body posture: with toes up and heels on the ground, tighten the abdomen and hips, and keep the shoulders, backs, hips and legs in a straight line as far as possible to keep the trunk stable.

When pulling up, move the shoulder blades first and then the hands (keep the elbows slightly clamped in) to feel the contraction of the back muscles. After letting the chest close to the handle, use the back strength to control the lowering speed and feel the back muscles being stretched until the hands are straight.

Action 4: lifting ring face pulling

Target muscle group: posterior deltoid bundle, upper back.

Adopt standing posture, grasp and exchange with both hands, straighten the arms naturally, and form an included angle of 75 degrees between the body and the ground. Keep your heels on the ground, tighten your abdomen and hips, and keep your torso stable.

When pulling up, the shoulder bones are moved and fixed first, the back is retracted, the shoulder is abducted according to the trend, and then the horizontal bar is pulled in front of you. Pause for a second, feel the squeeze of your upper back and your back shoulder, and then have a controlled restoration! Until your hands are straight.

Tip: try to focus on stretching your elbows outward when pulling the weight towards your face, and the end of the action must squeeze your shoulder blades.