Support Hold

Back Kip to Support Progression Pt.1

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Back Kip. Similar to the Kip Up to Support, this is another way to use explosive hip power to change orientations and bring the body up and over the rings.

In this video Coach Carl demonstrates the components of the Back Kip progression on low rights. This movement breaks down into an inverted hang, to an inverted pike hang, kick out to back lever, to a deficit push up. It is important that the athlete has a good strong shoulder and adequate mobility while practicing these movements, starting with the ability to perform Deficit Push Ups.

Back Kip to Support Progression Pt.2

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Back Kip. Similar to the Kip Up to Support, this is another way to use explosive hip power to change orientations and bring the body up and over the rings.

In this video Coach Carl moves through the progression by using the band for support and assistance.  In this case, the band helps support the athlete while in the back lever position, and also with the deficit push up into the support position.  The goal of this progression is to be able to transition between all three master positions of this movement: from the inverted hang, pike out to back lever, then push up to support.

Back Kip to Support Progression Pt.3

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Back Kip. Similar to the Kip Up to Support, this is another way to use explosive hip power to change orientations and bring the body up and over the rings.

In this video Coach Carl demonstrates the Back Kip full movement and discusses the appropriate ring height to help progress through the movement. Additionally, finding a way to hang the rings with long straps will help reduce the amount of swinging and enable "still rings".

Kip Up to Support Progression Pt.1

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Kip Up.  The ability to manage and change orientations is a key skill to have for skill transfer to other bodyweight movements, especially with minimal and unstable points of contacts like the Rings.

In the first video, Carl demonstrates the basic Kip Up drill on the Rings from an Inverted Hang.  The first progression is to Kip Up comfortably to a standing position without worrying about finishing in a support position, while still focusing on pulling the arms and elbows into the midline for a strong shoulder position to prep for the next drill.

Kip Up to Support Progression Pt.2

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Kip Up.  The ability to manage and change orientations is a key skill to have for skill transfer to other bodyweight movements, especially with minimal and unstable points of contacts like the Rings.

In this video, Carl moves onto the next step with the Kip Up drill to start receiving the finishing positioning in a partial dip by pressing the rings into the midline.  Work on developing skill by tapping your feet on the ground out of the kip and hopping up to support. The goal is to progress to not touching the ground at all, going from inverted hang, kip up to partial dip, then press up to support.

Kip Up to Support Progression Pt.3

In this progression series, Coach Carl demonstrates how to change orientation on the Rings from an Inverted Hang to Support by using a Kip Up.  The ability to manage and change orientations is a key skill to have for skill transfer to other bodyweight movements, especially with minimal and unstable points of contacts like the Rings.

In this video, Carl explains the last piece of the Kip Up to Support movement where you kip up to a support position with fully locked out arms, rather than pressing out from a partial dip.  Carl also talks about differences in grip, and variations in the finishing position - such as Kipping Up to an L-Seat.