Ring Rows are one of my favorite horizontal pulling movements and a staple in most all programs that I write. The problem with them is that they can get a little stale.
Here are five variations we use at different times of the year that make the movement a little challenging and move fun.
- Add eccentric lowering, something that we’ll use a decent amount in the off-season and on our work capacity days.
- Add an isometric hold and eccentric lowering, again, something we’ll use in the off-season and in our work capacity days.
- Elevate your feet. We’ll use them whenever an athlete needs more of challenge, whether it is in-season or off-season.
- Add weight to the elevated variation. Again, something we’ll use any time of the year based on the athletes strength levels.
- Use it in a Contrast pairing. Pairing the movement with an Overhead Slam can add a more explosive and powerful component to the lift, something we’ll use both during the in-season and off-season.
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