Ring Push Ups | Exercise Guide
Ring push ups are a type of bodyweight exercise that involves performing a traditional push-up while holding onto a pair of suspended rings. It can help to improve upper body strength, core stability, and overall muscular endurance.
- Primary muscles worked: Chest
- Secondary muscles worked: Shoulders, Abdominals
- Equipment: Rings
- Calories Burned: 12 cal
Ring Push Ups Instructions
- Adjust the height of the rings appropriate for your fitness level (the higher the rings the easier the exercise).
Start in a plank position with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands holding onto the rings. Your arms should be straight and your body should be in a straight line from head to heels.
Lower your body down toward the ground by bending your elbows and keeping them close to your body. As you lower yourself, your chest should come close to touching the rings.
Once your chest is near the rings, push yourself back up to the starting position by straightening your arms. Keep your core tight and your body in a straight line throughout the movement.
Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.
Sets And Reps
- Beginner: 1 set of 8 to 10 repetitions
- Advanced: 2-3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions
Ring Push Ups Benefits
Ring push ups are a challenging and effective exercise that can help to improve your upper body strength, coordination, and overall body control.
One of the main benefits is that they can help to improve your upper body strength and stability. Because the rings provide an unstable surface, your muscles have to work harder to maintain proper form and balance during the exercise. This can lead to increased muscle strength and definition in your chest, shoulders, and arms.
Another benefit is that they can help to improve your overall body control and coordination. Because you have to engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously to perform the exercise correctly, it can help to improve your body awareness and coordination. This can have a positive impact on other physical activities and sports that require precise body control.
Ring Push Ups Variations
- Single Leg Pushups
- Regular push up
- Diamond push up
- Pike push up
Ring Push Ups FAQs
Do ring push ups build muscle?
Ring push ups mainly work your chest muscles. It also can strengthen the shoulder and tricep muscles.
Are Ring Push Ups effective?
Ring push ups can help to improve upper body strength, core stability, and overall muscular endurance.
Related Upper Body Exercises
Here are some other lower body exercises that will help you strengthen, sculpt and tone your thighs, hips, legs and glutes:
- Leg raises
- Flutter kicks
- Single leg lunge