Eternity Band As Engagement Ring – Few things inspire folks like the Olympics. Something about all the states competing against one another that brings people together in a way that few other things do. While the course and field events often garner the most media and enthusiasm, gymnastics has always fascinated me, especially the Rings. The ability to control your own body suspended over the floor and manipulate yourself demonstrates a strength that few have mastered and many wish they’d. While most of the gymnastic disciplines show amazing agility and strength, the rings have always appeared to draw me in.
Lets face it, the majority of us would also like to possess the physical strength and body of a world class gymnast. Few of us have the discipline, attitude, or time to dedicate to being in a position to getting this way, much less the coaches or facilities available to us. Employing the tools a gymnast uses helps us and incorporating gymnastic rings into your workouts can bring a whole new level for your physical conditioning.
While professional gymnastic rings are designed for flipping and doing crazy stuff that makes ordinary people gasp and shake their mind, simple gymnastic rings are offered for home use. Think back to your youth you may have even had the metal type of earrings in your playground, you can even still find them at some muscle shore locations or in playgrounds, though it’s rare. The most common rings nowadays are created from either a high density composite wood or plastic. There are still some made from metal accessible as well, however I will not really be covering them. Exercise gymnastic rings attach using fairly simple strapping systems that make the rings light, mobile, and easy to use.
The big benefit to the composite style ring is cost. It is cheap to create them and they are extremely durable. Composite rings are lightweight and because of the very low price, lead how the very best method to get into ring coaching. You would be hard pressed to find any good fitness provider that doesn’t take a good composite ring set for an affordable price. The biggest detractor to composite style rings is traction. Common sense dictates that as vinyl gets wet it becoming slippery. Exercise leads to perspiration (if it doesn’t you are probably doing it wrong) making the rings slick. This usually leads to people taping the rings with athletic tape or some thing like this to help increase traction.
Wood rings have been in use since the beginning. Wood eradicates the traction conditions that plague composite rings. As wood gets wet the grain is raised that provides increased surface area and more traction. The grain in the wood rings also holds chalk infinitely better then composite allowing for greater traction and less wear and tear on the palms. Wood also just feels better to many folks. It look to “break in” over time and generally just works well. The trade off for getting the wood rings is cost. Wood rings are more challenging to manufacture and that in turn drives up the price. The majority of people do not start with wood rings but if you’re considering getting serious with ring function then I highly recommend just getting the wood rings from the beginning. You will never regret having the wood rings.
The very first time you use rings that you will recognize immediately that they are extremely fun but harder then you thought. The next day if muscles you did not know existed all are yelling at you, then you will suddenly realize how cruel they actually are. It constantly amazes me to watch very strong men who will crank out weighted dips like nothing put on rings and neglect at performing a set of 10 dips on the rings. The reason for this is the amount of stabilization that’s required to work on the rings. Ring work incorporates not only the primary muscle being worked out but the plethora of tendons, ligaments, tendons and stabilizer muscles in the body. Rings teach you to feel your body in a totally new way.
Rings also help to reduce overuse injuries that are occasionally plague average “weight lifting” workouts. Rings allow full array of movement in multiple planes and permit the user to move how his or her entire body wants to move. In a pull up the palms will obviously turn in on peak of the movement eliminating undue strain in the shoulder joint. The amount of movement will vary person to person.
They rings feel as though they would like to just take out from under you. Maintaining your heart tight comes into focus in a whole new way.
Basic movements on the rings are dips, pull/chin ups, rows, L-sits, and pushups. The muscle upward is also a great exercise that combines up the pull to dip in one movement. For a gymnast the muscle up isn’t even a graded movement, for the rest of us, it is not really simple. Some of the movements have funny names but they are anything but simple. A quick research on YouTube will show you a lot of these movements.
I have found these to be a crucial part of my physical fitness and health and wellbeing, and as one of my clients said, “I really like to swing ring to ring if no one is looking.”