My Story (June 2017)

Story of my autoimmune battles the last 6 months. Not giving up on this war!

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Gymnastics Rings: Beginner Flow 2

This is the second basic flow I've learnt on the rings. Pretty tough at first to do a few consecutively, especially when my palms get sweaty. I've learnt the trick is to keep the rings close and tight.ย  Benefits of a Ring Flow Greater muscular 'time under tension' - because you are transitioning from one [...]

Progressing to Level B on the GMBFitness Rings 1 Program!

After three weeks on Level A of the Rings 1 program from Gold Medal Bodies Fitness, I've decided to restart the program with Level B. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป#levelup! ๐Ÿ˜ From today's training log: GMB R1 - W1D3, Below the Rings (Level B) WU: Burpees Handstand Holds Back to Front Levers Attempts Ground Rows MAIN: 1A) Inverted Row [...]

Achieving My 1st Back Lever!

That right there MY FIRST BACK LEVER!!! EVER! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป (Okay it's just 1-2 seconds but before this I could only lower myself with my legs apart, couldn't keep themย straight and together ๐Ÿ˜) What did I do to get here? Frankly, it's only been 7 weeks since I've been well enough to exercise again and this [...]

Beginner Rings Exercise Tutorial 3: The Plank

DESCRIPTION + BENEFITS Another one of the fundamentals to master, the plank builds strength primarily in your core and secondarily in the muscles of your shoulder girdle. It is also good for conditioning the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints and is a great regression from the Support Hold if you still have difficulties with that. [...]

Beginner Rings Exercise Tutorial 2: L-Sit (Holds & Reps)

DESCRIPTION After getting confident in your basic rings support hold (i.e. Your hands stop shaking! ๐Ÿ˜‚), you can start playing around with exercises that build on the support hold. One such exercise is the L-Sit. It is an amazing exercise for building on your shoulder stability while engaging and developing phenomenal strength in your core [...]

Beginner Rings Exercise Tutorial 1: Rings Support Hold

DESCRIPTION One of the most fundamental position/exercise to practice, the Support Hold forms the foundation of numerous other exercises like Dips or L-Sits. Thus it is crucial to practice this often, and especially so when beginning to play on the rings! INSTRUCTIONS 1. Start by setting the rings at waist height (Don't follow the video [...]