20 Simple Advantages Of Gymnastic Rings

Woman doing a push up with gymnastic rings in a gym

If you could only use one piece of fitness equipment for a year, which one would it be?

Here are 20 simple reasons why gymnastic rings get the vote:

  1. With 50+ different exercises, you can use them to work your entire body, in all 6 muscle groups, from shoulders, to biceps, to abs.
  2. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a more advanced user, they work just as effectively for everyone.
  3. They can be used by people of all ages, from young children to elder retirees.
  4. They are incrementally scalable meaning you can make each exercise as tough, or as easy as you like.
  5. They are portable so, on your next holiday, you won’t miss a single workout.
  6. They are lightweight and compact, making them easy to carry with you in your backpack or suitcase.
  7. They are easy to set up - it'll only take you 30 seconds at most.
  8. They're affordable, which means you can ditch your overpriced gym equipment and monthly gym membership.
  9. The natural instability activates more of your muscles in every exercise and stability hold.
  10. You can use them to target and isolate specific muscles such as bicep curls with the correct form.
  11. They can be set up and used anywhere with a sturdy horizontal support (which is pretty much anywhere).
  12. They allow for a variety of different grip types, such as the false grip, to reduce wrist injury and increase your forearm strength.
  13. They are more comfortable on the joints as each ring moves independently which allows for greater flexibility.
  14. They can do extraordinary things for your upper body appearance. There are challenging holds and positions that even seasoned gymnasts haven’t mastered.
  15. They naturally target your weaknesses and imbalances due to the instability of each ring, meaning no muscle is ever missed.
  16. They reduce injuries to your shoulders, hips and back by strengthening the connective tissues around each muscle and increasing your overall range of motion.
  17. They are tremendously durable - wooden gymnastic rings can last up to 10 years with the proper care.
  18. They are fun and creative to use with every open to a new set of exercises.
  19. They highly target your abdominal muscles in almost every exercise which means you'll gain strength in your core and lower back.
  20. They can help you lose weight through burning excessive calories during each session.

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