A set of wooden calisthenics rings is the most versatile equipment you can add to your home gym. Not only because you can train with them anywhere, but also due to the vast array of additional exercises you can practice with them. Thereby, it’s the best financial choice, as a set of rings is sufficient to train all upper body exercises.
Lastly, you’ll become incredibly strong (and muscular) from training with wooden gymnastics rings. Just look at how strong gymnasts become without adding weights to their workout. So if you want to get strong from home, I recommend investing in a set of gymnastic rings.
2 sizes of rings
When you’re looking for a set of rings, it’s important to consider what you want to train with them, especially in terms of the sport. There’s a difference in the width used for gymnastics compared to crossfit.
The international gymnastics federation recommends a ring width of 28mm. Conversely, for Crossfit training, a width of 32mm is recommended.
However, since this is a blog focused on calisthenics, there’s no preference for either width from that perspective.
So, if you don’t intend to use the rings solely for Crossfit or gymnastics, I recommend choosing based on the size of your hands.
If you have relatively small hands, opt for the 28mm gymnastics rings. If you have relatively large hands, go for the 32mm Crossfit rings.
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Ring ceiling hooks
Do you want to hang your rings from the ceiling? Then it’s important to invest in sturdy ceiling hooks. Those pictured above have industrial strength and can hold up to 600 lbs. Perfect for your workouts, even if you add additional weight to it.
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In addition to the standard pull-ups and dips that you can perform using rings, there are numerous exercises that are uniquely possible with a set of rings. This is attributed to the stabilization factor inherent in ring training.
In all exercises executed on the rings, your body must stabilize itself to prevent swinging, both for you and the rings. This becomes evident during your training; for instance, performing a dip on the rings is considerably more challenging than on a dip bar.