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Ring Training for Elite Fitness Table of Contents Print E-mail
Friday, 23 October 2009 09:33

One of the big benefits of using the EXF Rings is the new eBook that we wrote just for you. It is written to help you get the most out of your rings. It assumes you are not a competitive gymnast and provides you with a roadmap for achieving the muscle-up. It is actually the most detailed tutorial you will find anywhere on this very important exercise. Most coaches are teaching it wrong. They don't understand the mechanics of the movement or how to teach it. If you think the transition is tough, then read this book. It will make getting above the rings painless and (almost) easy.

The book is illustrated with over 100 photos, showing each movement from the front and side. Here is some of the stuff you will find inside the book:

  • 7 Basic exercises, the foundation of ring training
  • 3 ways to modify resistance, the key to making progress
  • the Muscle-Up and 7 ways to make it easier
  • learn why an incorrect "false grip" is like trying to max squat from the balls of your feet...bad idea
  • 9 progression exercises for the muscle-up, including one I HATE (Hint: It's the most common one being taught!)
  • Why flexibility makes the muscle-up easier and how to get it
  • 5 unique training strategies for different goals
  • How to create your own training plan
  • How to integrate ring training with your fitness program, such as CrossFit
  • 10 tips for getting the most out of your ring training
  • How to set up the EXF Rings

Ring Training for Elite Fitness is progression-based, so it doesn't matter how strong you are. You can start from anywhere and work your way up to the muscle-up and beyond. The key is finding all of the steps in between and we help you with that. Instead of relying on a coach to walk you through step by step, you will learn how to create your own path from Point A to Point B. With this knowledge, you can reach any goal you want.

One of the keys is using the principles of physics. Our entire approach is based on using physics and the mechanics of the human body in order to make your efforts more efficient. Many years ago, I learned the muscle-up by brute force. I didn't have any coaching and this is how it was taught back then. After my first muscle-up, I had elbow pain for a week. Even though I had enough strength on day one, it still took several months before I finally got it. If you have the correct preparation and efficient technique, you can get the muscle-up pain-free and much quicker than I did. There is a lot of advice floating around about how to train for the muscle-up, but sadly, most of it is wrong. One great source is the free tutorial here: the Muscle-Up, written by Jim Bathhurst. He covers some stuff that I don't cover in the book, so it's worth reading.

 
Ring Training for Elite Fitness eBook Print E-mail
Monday, 12 October 2009 23:27

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We are very happy to announce that our Ring Training for Elite Fitness e-book is now available. We have sent out copies to everyone who has purchased the EXF Rings. It is available as a free, instant download to anyone who buys a set of EXF Rings. It will also be sold separately for $71.95, and it will include a free set of EXF Rings! (That's a joke, btw.) The guide came in at just over 100 pages and includes the most in-depth muscle-up tutorial ever written. If you haven't mastered this exercise, then you better get this book. And the new multi-textured surface of the EXF Rings will help a lot too. If you have previously purchased the EXF Rings and did not receive an e-mail notifying you to download your guide, then please check your spam folder and then e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , if it's not there.

 
Setup Guide Posted Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 21:08

I just posted online a guide to setting up the EXF Rings. Pro rock climber Timy Fairfield offered to do a video to help other customers and he did a great job of explaining how to use all of the features of the new EXF Mounting System. You can check it out here, EXF Rings Mounting Guide. The video is pretty long, but very thorough and he did a few cool moves for the intro video.

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Extended Set Training Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 September 2009 05:35

The following is an excerpt from "Ring Training for Elite Fitness", the eBook included with every purchase of EXF Rings. The book is almost finished and current customers will be e-mailed a copy asap. Future customers will download it after they make their purchase.

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Doorway Mount the EXF Rings Print E-mail
Friday, 11 September 2009 06:11

Doorway Mounting the EXF Rings from Tyler Hass on Vimeo.

If you live in an apartment or are a frequent traveler, you'll love this new feature of the new EXF Rings. The new S-Buckles can function as a door anchor! You can just place each S-buckle behind a door and then shut it. The S-buckles will stay on the other side and prevent the straps from sliding back through. And the straps are still completely adjustable. I have used them for a couple months and so far, I haven't noticed any damage to my door frame.
A lot of great exercises can be done with this configuration. Body rows, assisted crosses, jackknife pushups and many other exercises can be done in a door frame. I made a short video that shows some possibilities. Obviously this is not the optimal set-up for all times. But you can still do high-quality workouts. This is not just a gimmick. There is some serious training to be had here.
 
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