Ring rows are a good beginners movement to people that are new to ring training. It's also a progression exercise for anyone wanting to build up strength for unassisted pull-ups.
How to do Ring Rows
- Set the rings to the appropriate height (the lower the rings the more difficult the exercise).
- Grip the rings and lean back until your arms are stright.
- Keep your body straight and pull your chest up towards the rings as high as you can.
- Pause briefly at the top of the exercise and then slowly lower yourself back down to the starting position.
- That is one full repetition.
As you become stronger lower the rings to increase the difficulty of the exercise. The ring row, or body row as it is also known, is a relatively easy ring training exercise that targets the arms and upper back muscles. It looks like an upside down push-up and is a handy starter exercise for anyone who is not yet strong enough to do pull-ups as it uses a similar muscle set but is much easier to do.