Ready to take your push-ups to the next level? Try them on rings.
Jeff Tucker, CrossFit Gymnastics coach, uses ring push-ups to develop midline stabilization.
To demonstrate the progressions, Tucker introduces Jeannie Bassi, who overcame childhood scoliosis through gymnastics. Today, she is an accomplished gymnast who helps Tucker coach the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminars.
Using “ins and outs,” “rights and lefts” and plank drills, Bassi demonstrates how athletes can build strength and stability with gymnastics elements on the rings.
“All of this is working toward some of that huge core control that we need for those more advanced movements,” Tucker says.
A group of participants at the seminar test their body control and develop their gymnastic skills using Tucker’s drills.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: Ring Row: Beginning Pulls on the Rings by Tyler Hass, published June 1, 2007.