Ring Dips - Bodyweight Exercise

Ring dips are a bodyweight exercise commonly performed in CrossFit and gymnastics training. They target the muscles of the chest, triceps, shoulders, and core. Ring dips are performed using gymnastic rings, which are suspended from an overhead structure.

To perform a ring dip, the athlete starts by gripping the rings with an overhand grip and extending their arms while maintaining a straight body position. From this starting position, the athlete lowers their body by bending their elbows, allowing their chest to descend below the level of the rings. The movement is then reversed by pressing through the hands and extending the arms to return to the starting position.

Ring dips require stability, strength, and control. The free-hanging nature of the rings adds an additional challenge compared to traditional dip bars or parallel bars. It engages more muscles for stabilization and requires greater coordination and balance.

Ring dips can be scaled or modified based on an individual's fitness level. Beginners may start with assisted ring dips by using resistance bands or by placing their feet on the ground for support. As strength and proficiency improve, individuals can progress to performing unassisted ring dips with strict form or add additional challenges, such as weighted vests.

Ring dips are often incorporated into CrossFit workouts as part of a conditioning circuit or as a standalone exercise to develop upper body pushing strength and overall muscular endurance. They offer a versatile and challenging exercise option that can be adapted to various fitness levels.

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