- Grasp gymnastics rings, one in each hand. Sit on mat between
parallel bars. Kick legs up inverting and balancing body upside
- Raise body up a high as possible by pulling shoulders toward
ears. Lower body to original position and repeat.
- Falling from an inverted position may result in very serious
injury. To decrease potential of injury, position gymnastic rings
over well padded surface, only high enough to allow full range
of motion. Since this movement becomes more difficult as full
shoulder elevation is achieved, height criteria for shoulder
elevation may be needed. For example, raising shoulders until
slope of shoulders becomes horizontal may be considered adequate,
depending upon individual body structure and range of motion
with lighter weight. Also see ROM
- There are very few practical ways to make this exercise easier
except placing lower legs on higher bar above. Feet may make
contact with suspension trainer straps for more stability. See
demonstration of Suspended
Inverted Shrug with feet against straps.
- For greater resistance, have partner stand off to side, hold
weight on rear end. Only strongest individuals will be able to
perform full rep(s) with exercise partner sitting on back of
thighs seated in opposite direction.