Rings

Handstand Push Up

  • Hands shoulder width apart at the bottom of the rings
  • Point your elbows back by trying to turn your hands out to a ten & two o'clock thumb position
  • Descend by sending shoulders (and head) forward and keeping lower arm vertical
  • Make sure your head is in front of your hands at the bottom of the push up
  • Push back up to handstand while maintaining hollow body position during the entire movement

Note: Legs can be on the cables for assistance to guide direction, but not for pulling.

Handstand Push Up on Rings Progression Pt.1

Once you've mastered getting inverted on the rings with the Tuck Up to Rings Progressions, it's time to move onto the next step to get your Handstand Push Up with Coach Carl in this progression series.

In this video, Carl demonstrates how to use the straps as assistance for your Handstand Push Up by using the weight plates again as a static base. Carl also breaks down the Handstand Push Up movement with both types of leg wrap around the straps.  Keep practicing this on the plates until you're confident with the Tuck Up to wrap and are able to push up out of the hole in a controlled fashion into a stable handstand.

Handstand Push Up on Rings Progression Pt.2

Once you've mastered getting inverted on the rings with the Tuck Up to Rings Progressions, it's time to move onto the next step to get your Handstand Push Up with Coach Carl in this progression series.

In this video, Carl demonstrates how to perform the Handstand Push Up on the rings with the band as an assistance as well as still using the leg wraps he had practiced on the weight plates. Carl again breaks down the Handstand Push Up movement with both types of leg wrap around the straps and strategies to use the straps as an assistance.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.1

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross.  Following our POSITION-MOVEMENT-PURPOSE (PMP) framework, this first progression goes over the importance of position and finding and leveraging torque, and recoginizing the keys positions you'll need to hit at the start and finish of the Iron Cross.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.2

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross.  Following our POSITION-MOVEMENT-PURPOSE (PMP) framework, this next progression goes over the execution of the movement under no load, to emphasize the importance of maintaining torque throughout your movement between the start and finish positions.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.3

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross. In this video Carl explains how you can build up strength by changing your leg positions to add more load up on your arms and shoulders.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.4

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross.  In this video Carl demonstrates how to use the ring straps as assistance to help you scale the Iron Cross movements, by shortening your arm to reduce the load as you build up your strength.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.5

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross.  In this video Carl demonstrates how to use bands as an assistance to help you scale the Iron Cross movements, by partially supporting your body weight as you build strength throughout the entire movement.

Iron Cross Progression Pt.6

In this series, Carl breaks down one of the classic and favorite strength movements - the Iron Cross.  In this video Carl demonstrates how to add another joint and use a functional movement, such as the Bulgarian Dip, to train for the Iron Cross.

Kick Up to Handstand on Rings

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