- Grasp gymnastics rings, on in each hand. Sit on mat between
parallel bars. Kick legs up inverting and balancing body upside
- Raise body up a high as possible by pulling shoulders toward
ears. Lower body to original position and repeat.
- Falling from an inverted position may result in very serious
injury. To decrease potiential of injury, position gymnastic
rings over well padded surface, only high enough to allow full
range of motion. Since this movement becomes more difficult as
full shoulder elevation is achieved, height criteria for shoulder
elevation may be needed. For example, raising shoulders until
slope of shoulders become horizontal may be considered adequate
depending upon individual body structure and range of motion
with lighter weight. Also see ROM
- There are very few practical ways to make this exercise easier
except placing lower legs on higher bar above.
- For greater resistance, have partner, standing off to side,
hold weight on rear end. Only strongest will be able to perform
full rep(s) with exercise partner sitting on back of thighs seated
in opposite direction.