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Push-Up Progressions Using Gymnastics Rings

Doing push-ups with gymnastics rings is a challenging way to improve upper body strength while simultaneously improve core strength and balance.

Begin in a modified push-up position with your knees on the ground and your hands on gym rings.

At the top of the push-up position, with your arms straight, elbows locked, supinate your forearms, then allow your forearms to return to a natural position and lower yourself down to do a push-up.

Aim to keep your elbows by your sides - you don’t want them to flare outward from your trunk. Aim also to keep your core engaged.

Over time, once you’ve built up confidence and strength with this, you can do full push-ups in this fashion.

For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here:

For some suggestions on how to set up a simple workout area at home, please feel free to view:


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