Handstand on Rings

Description:

The technique for performing a Handstand on Rings is no different than the technique used to perform it on the floor.  The only difference is the apparatus itself.  Due to the instability of the rings, superior upper body and core strength, as well as the ability to maintain postural control becomes even more crucial.  If you are new to the exercise, wrapping your legs around the straps for extra stability may help.  To scale, perform shoulders stands on the rings.

 

Process:

  • begin in a support position on rings
  • use one of the following skills to get up to a handstand: bent arm bent body, hollow back, press
  • if using the straps – get into a shoulder stand, wrap your legs around the straps, and push up
  • once in a handstand, ensure that arms are straight and rings are parallel or slightly turned out
  • maintain a tight body position by activating core and straightening the small of your back

Skill Progression

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Handstand on Rings

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