Hanging Gymnastics

Achieving Toes-to-Bar

TOES-TO-Bar Toes-to-Bar is a core-strengthening exercise where the athlete hangs from the bar and raises the toes up until they touch the bar. This movement is the last in a series of movement progressions once the athlete has proper upper body and core stability and strength to effectively complete the movement. A standard progression for […]

Reaching the Ring Muscle Up

THE RING MUSCLE UP The ring muscle up is a gymnastics movement that requires great control and strength in the athlete’s upper body. The movement is completed as the athlete hangs from the rings and pulls his/her torso up above the rings until full lock-out of the arms is achieved. Just as with the bar […]

Bar Muscle Up Basics

THE BAR MUSCLE UP The bar muscle up is an upper-body-strengthening gymnastics exercise where the athlete hangs from a bar, and then pulls his/her torso up above the bar with arms locked out.  The bar muscle up is complex in nature and normally requires that the athlete achieve various progressions, such as the chest-to-bar pull-up, […]

Ramp Up with the Ring Row

THE RING ROW A Part of Fierce Play’s Hanging Gymnastics Series The ring row is a hanging gymnastics movement that builds strength in the upper body, in particular the back, muscles, and can act as a great progression movement toward helping athletes achieve a pull up. The ring row is performed when the athlete, holding […]

Ripped Triceps with the Ring Dip

THE RING DIP A Part of Fierce Play’s Hanging Gymnastics Series The ring dip is a great upper-body strengthening exercise that works multiple muscle groups and requires great core strength. To perform the ring dip, the athlete starts by keeping the torso upright with arms locked out as he/she holds onto a set of rings. […]

Persistent Strength with the Pull Up

THE PULL UP A Part of Fierce Play’s Hanging Gymnastics Series The pull up is a hanging gymnastics movement that is great at increasing upper body strength. To perform the pull up, the athlete begins by hanging from a bar with arms extended and then proceeds to pull himself / herself upward until the chin […]