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| Merchant: 123Greetings.com Valor Wood Gym Training Ring - GRW-1Two wooden gym rings (9.5 across x 4 grip circum.) and two black ratchet style straps (18' long x 1.5w) . Every lifter must first be able to control their bodyweight before they progress onto weighted movements. Even after months or years of training, there are always bodyweight exercises in our program. Rings and straps are a great way to increase difficulty for the advanced lifters, while helping them gain a command over their own bodyweight.BenefitsRings and straps have a great deal of mobility. As the lifter presses against the rings, they will often vibrate or move and stabilizing this movement creates a higher degree of muscle recruitment. We use them often during the accessory lift portion of our training protocols.Additionally, both are portable, affordable to make at home, and easy to set up. Most importantly, rings and straps are versatile. We use them for a variety of exercises, unlike many gym machines that serve only one function.Big Three Ring/Strap ExercisesYou won't see many people using rings like gymnasts - that requires learning a whole new sport. However, these training tools can be implemented with exercises that you regularly perform.Ring DipThe primary muscles targeted during the dip are chest, shoulders, and triceps. As mentioned earlier, ring dips provide an entirely different training effect than bar dips. Ring dips will require a great deal of upper body strength and stability.Ring Push UpThe muscles targeted during the push-up are similar to the dip - chest, shoulders, and triceps. However, due to the movement of the rings, a greater amount of core strength will be required.ScarecrowsLooks easy, but scarecrows will target your rear delts and the muscles surrounding the scapula like few exercises can. The movement is performed by holding the straps in front of your chin while in the standing position. Pull the straps apart until your arms are straight to the side, parallel to the ground. To make the movement more difficult, simply slide your feet forward.