Ring rows are a great way to build strength in the upper back and lats. They also help a ton if one of your goals is getting your first pull-up pull-up.
So ring rows are awesome but can I be doing them wrong???? For sure you can be! Here are some of the common faults we generally see!
Fault #1: Ring height level
- First off lets make sure you have your rings set up to the right height!
- If they’re to low or to high you won’t end up pulling into the right spot with the rings
- The rings should generally line up with or around your shoulders
Fault #2; letting your hips drop down
- Especially as people get tired they’ll let their hips drop down then shoot them back up
- There can be a few fixes for this but generally they’re one of two things
- 1; its to hard
- You’re shooting your hips down and propelling them forward because you don’t have the upper body strength to do it with a straight body
- So if you walk you’re feet back a little bit away from the rings it’ll make it slightly easier
- 2; You’re not even thinking about your hips
- You may not even realize or know to keep your body straight
- Think about lowering yourself as if you were a tree that was falling over
- 1; its to hard
Fault #3; Loose shoulders
- Again this could be a strength issue or you may not even realize you’re doing it
- People tend to do these further on in their sets because they’re tired and need a rest in the bottom of the ring row
- I like to tell people to either keep and active shoulder position (which we talk about in this video) or to think about holding a credit card between there shoulder blades.
Hope that helped explain ring rows a little better if you have any other questions feel free to reach out at anytime!