7 Reasons To Start Working Out With Gymnastic Rings

7 Reasons To Start Working Out With Gymnastic Rings

1. The world is your gym.

From the garage, to the tree in the backyard, to the swing-set in the park, or the soccer goals down the road, there is pretty much no place you can’t get a work-out done. If you can find a sturdy horizontal bar, you’ve got yourself a gym.

2. Work-out at your own pace.

No more squeezing in with the crowds at the local gym and having to rush your work-out for the next person to ‘squeeze in a set’. Having your own gymnastic rings means you have the freedom to work for the time, frequency, and intensity that suits you.

3. Save money.

Gym membership fees are not cheap. Depending on the gym you go to and their monthly fees, going to the gym 3 times a week costs you approximately $5-$7 per workout. Compare that with a pair of gymnastic rings, which if looked after correctly can last for years. And guess what, workouts are free!

4. Save time.

How long does it take you to get to the gym? The average Australian travels 10 minutes each way, 3 days a week. If you have the right spot to hang your gymnastic rings up at home, you can save up to 52 hours per year! All that extra time can be used to spend with family, get more sleep or on healthy food prep. Read more about how SAS Australia's Ant Middleton uses gymnastic rings to save time in his busy schedule here.

5. Work out your entire body.

Once you’ve set up your rings, you can start to experiment with all the different exercises made possible by the designed destabilising nature and the pushing and pulling movements of the rings. Exercises for your shoulders, back, triceps, biceps, forearms, and abs are all easily performed by adjusting the height of the rings, your grip placement, and the angle of your body to generate varying resistance.

6. Build real strength.

Rather than isolating single muscle groups through free weights or machine weights, the functional training exercises on gymnastic rings work out multiple muscle groups at once to build strength in many muscles you didn’t even know you had! So for example, gymnastic rings push-ups work not only your pecs and triceps, but also your core and shoulders.

7. It’s a journey, and a rewarding one.

If you’re just starting out, you’re going to find even the simplest exercise tough to perform. That’s ok. Nothing worth doing comes easy. But gradually as you continue to work out (3-4 times per week) within 4-6 weeks you’ll begin to see a noticeable difference. You’ll start to make significant gains both physically and mentally through fat loss, muscle gain and increased self-esteem.

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