Olympic athletes tend to know a few things about training. After all, it’s not exactly easy to become an Olympian. Years of hard work must be performed to reach such a level. It’s even more difficult to compete in multiple Olympic games. Repeat performers not only display world class ability, but also longevity. With that in mind, Jordan Jovtchev is one of the most inspirational athletes you’ll find. He first became an Olympian in 1992. Twenty years later, he competed in his sixth straight Olympic games in 2012.
Jordan Jovtchev Ring Training
When a six time Olympian talks about training, it’s a good idea to listen. Jordan Jovtchev has not competed at a world class level for so many years without knowing what he’s doing. If there was ever a reputable source for gymnastic training, Jordan’s name would certainly land towards the top of the list.
The video below includes instructions for several ring training exercises. Jordan Jovtchev discusses and demonstrates the movements himself while also providing progressions for all levels. You don’t need to be a gymnast to benefit from the material. Many of the exercises will be useful for athletes from all backgrounds.
Homemade Gymnastic Rings
If you don’t have gymnastic rings, a homemade pair is not difficult to make. I first shared a ring tutorial back in 2011. Take a look at the link below for complete instructions.
I still have the same pair of rings and straps. They’ve held up fine despite regular use. And while I am by no means a gymnast, I’m glad that I made the rings many years ago. I’ve certainly benefited from their use. I’ve also enjoyed the time that I’ve spent challenging myself with exercises that I would have never otherwise performed.
“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” – Seneca