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Will gym rings attached on super long strips make it harder to do the elements?

I know the standard length is 3-4m above the ground for Olympic rings. but imagine hanging on super long (100m) straps. Will it make it super hard to do Iron Cross, Maltese, even L-sit?
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Should distance between rings change if the straps are shorter?

I've read that the standard distance between rings is 50cm but in gymnastics, rings are hung on long straps (ropes)? In a home gym where you attach to your ceiling or hang from a pull-up bar to use ...
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Can I use rings off a pull-up bar?

I've seen people online espousing the benefits of rings for all sorts of exercise. I don't want to fix mounts onto my ceiling so I wondered whether I can hang them from a pull-up bar? You'd have quite ...
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Are there any advantages of round gymnastic rings over flattened?

There are round rings and similar (plastic too), but flattened at the botom. Seems obvious that second ones should be more convenient for hand, but still people mostly use round for some reason.
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Gymnastics Rings vs Triangles

I have a set of triangle shaped resistance band handles (like this) that I've been using for pushups and pullups to make the exercise more difficult and to build up stabilizer muscles. Is there any ...
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Will I benefit from a split routine

About me I'm 15 yo, can do 10 dips, 10 pullups, my max weighted pull up was 22 kg. My routine is the following(it's the Fierce 5 Dumbell Full-Body one): Workout A Split Squat 3x8 (each leg) Bench ...
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What should my shoulders position be when doing ring support hold

When performing ring support hold, should I concentrate on having my shoulder blades retracted/clenched, and my chest forward, or is it fine if my shoulders are protracted?
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How much height do you need to hang gymnastic rings?

I want to start training with rings at my local gym, but the bar I would be hanging them from isn't so high and would mean the length of the straps above the rings would be very short. Would this ...
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How would it possible to do Hammer Curls on Gymnastic Rings?

I googled around but did not find any clear ways except for this one quote from 2012 where its not clear how that was being done/ practiced. Any thoughts/ ideas on how this can be done? Because ...
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Rings performance and cardio

Does aerobic training (cardio) help a 4-minute gymnastic rings performance? In Overcoming Gravity Steven Low argues that an Olympic artistic rings performance is around 4 minutes, the same time as ...
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How to perform a ring muscle up?

What would be a good progression to transition from where I am currently: Horizontal Ring Row and Ring Dip to a full ring muscle up (As opposed to a bar muscleup, which is an entirely different focus/...
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How can I set up gymnastic rings?

I am a gymnastics beginner who doesn't want to join a club, nor do I have rings, or a bar for pull-ups, front lever (progressions). However I do have paralletes. I was wondering they cheapest, ...
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Thickness of gymnastics rings

I want to buy some wooden gymnastics rings for my home gym. I have found models with 2.8,2.9,3.0,3.1 and 3.2 cm diameter. Since I have small hands my first idea was to go with the 2.8 cm rings. ...
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Which resources should I go to for programming ring training?

I just received a set of EXF gymnastics rings (thanks, Team Chaos!) and I have a smorgasbord of individual exercises that I'd like to try. However, I don't want to do just a collection of random ...
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Do ring dips and ring push-ups overlap?

I'm getting a set of gymnastics rings soon, and will be modifying my current strength workouts to use them. I'm not at the stage where I should be doing ring dips yet, but from looking at ring push-...
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