Ring Exercise Snapshot: Pull Ups
By Brittney Thornton
This pull up variation utilizes a neutral grip while creating more core activation with the instability of the rings vs. a normal bar. This can be a better option for people struggling with wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries.
- Adjust the rings to the correct height so that you can hang without your feet touching the ground
- Start by hanging from the rings, but keep the shoulders engaged
- Pull yourself up
- Lower back down under control
Tip: You never want to hang fully relaxed. Always keep the shoulder blades engaged, meaning pulled down away from the ears.