Pushups XR

Assume a front support on the rings with your arms turned out to approximately 45° and your feet either on the ground or placed upon a stable surface (box, bench etc.) that is the same height as the rings. Make sure that the elbows are completely straight in the front support prior to beginning the pushups. If you find yourself unable to maintain a straight-arm support, I recommend that you first take the time to develop this necessary strength prior to engaging in the actual XR pushups themselves.

Without allowing the body to sag or arch, perform a regular pushup. The rings may turn inward during the descent and ascent. In all likelihood you will discover what thousands and thousands before you have discovered; that anything performed on the rings, even something as elementary as a regular pushup, is substantially harder than the same variation performed on a stable surface and will quite likely challenge your stabilizers and core with an intensity that you have never encountered before.

Pushups - XR Bulgarian

To perform Bulgarian pushups on the Xtreme Rings start in a regular front support position and then go out very wide (as far as you feel comfortable) as you descend to the bottom of the repetition. On pushing back up to the starting position pull the rings back in.

Be conscientious in not allowing the body to arch during the bottom of the repetition. A flat back must be maintained at all times.

Be conscientious in not allowing the body to arch during the bottom of the repetition. A flat back must be maintained at all times.

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