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Adding Gymnastic rings to your workout & Enter to win your own set of FringeSport Gymnastic Rings!!!

I am super excited today! At the end of last month I was talking about this month’s challenge being the Renegade Push-ups. One of my readers ūüėČ Had commented on that specific post. they had said they just did Ring push-ups at CrossFit. ¬†I actually had to Google them, because I wasn’t sure what they were lol. ¬†My fitness experience is in weight training. I have looked up some CrossFit videos on Youtube and done those, but had never used gymnastic rings before, or gone to a Crossfit gym.

This picture is from Diablocrossfit.com showing a woman doing ring push-ups. Trust me they are much harder than they look!!!

Back to why am excited!!!! ūüėČ I came into contact with Peter at FringeSport.com

Typically a very CrossFit focused company, but very supportive  in all aspects of the health, wellness, and fitness industry. FringeSport wanted to set me up with my own set of Gymnastic Rings to try out for myself! I thought WOW, what an awesome and fun addition to any gym!!!! I got the rings last week! I was pretty stoked to receive the package!

Set up was a breeze! It seriously took less than 10 minutes.

I set them up on the cross beam in my basement. I figured if it could hold my house up, my weight shouldn’t affect it lol ūüėČ FringeSport¬†even has a YouTube video that explains how to use the Cam buckles on the straps. The FringeSport Channel¬†actually has a ton of cool informative videos to check out!

Back to the rings…. I had NO IDEA how hard using these bad boys was going to be!!! I wanted to incorporate them in all of my daily workouts. For whatever reason I thought I would be limited using Gymnastic Rings in my workout. Boy was I wrong!!! ¬†I Googled gymnastic ring workouts and found several workouts and what muscle groups they worked. I was really surprised at how much you could do with them! Needless to say I tried my hand at several. Like I said before, I¬†primarily just do weight training. I consider myself to be pretty strong. Well, these tested every muscle I knew I had as well as ones I didn’t! My form is horrible in most of the pictures lol, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? ūüôā Here are some of the moves I incorporated into my workouts.

When I thought pull-ups would be the hardest thing for me, they ended up being the easiest lol

Lol the toy you see driving into the picture is Zoe’s most favorite/annoying toy! It is her “Wiggle’s Big Red Car” It sings and drives by itself.

Incidentally, Anthony from the Wiggle’s had a little contribution to this workout. I found a Youtube video that he hosted about a tricep workout on Gymnastic rings. I was doing Tricep jumps here lol

My first attempt at an L-Sit lol It isn’t the greatest, but I did it!

I found a ton of abdominal workouts! I stuck with the beginners, since i realize now how hard these bad boys really are lol

I realize now, I should have adjusted the rings lower for ring push-ups. These still worked me out though!

My attempt at The Iron Cross lol

My ring dips. I could only do 2 at a time. They were REALLY hard!!!

I decided on taking an easier approach to them, till I am ready for the real deal ūüėČ

Simple things like adjusting your hand position or width of your arms changed the whole demographic of the workout and made you work different muscles!

Zoe also got in on the action!

Zoe actually was much stronger than I realized!!!

I must¬†reiterate, these rings are an AWESOME addition to anyone’s gym!!! They not only are a hardcore full body workout, but they are portable and can be set up anywhere!!! That is a big deal if you travel. I am going to start taking them to the park with us, so I can workout while Zoe plays!!!

Peter at FRINGESPORT wasn’t just gracious enough to give me a set, but he is sharing the love with one of my lucky readers!!!! Be sure to get over to my GIVEAWAYS page to enter to win your own set of Gymnastic Rings!!!!

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Learning about Gymnastic Rings and trying a New Recipe!

So I am gearing up for October to be a huge month! We have Josh and my birthdays, A VitaCost Giveaway, the October Renegade Challenge, and now I am in talks with FringeSport.com about trying out some of their Gymnastic Rings, and possibly giving a set to one of my lucky readers!!!! Pretty exciting right?

I had a comment on yesterdays post from Danielle at¬†itsaharleyyylife.com, about her doing Ring push-ups at CrossFit. I have yet to go to CrossFit, so I really wasn’t sure what Ring Push-ups were. I looked them up and they look awesome!

So clearly, when I found out about FringeSport and their rings, I was stoked! There are SO many workouts you can do with Rings, so what a fabulous addition to any gym!!!

Ironically, Yesterday was chest day. I could have used the rings lol ūüėČ It was a great workout and I am definitely feeling it today!

I finally feel like I am getting some progress! I added 100 jump ropes in between each set, just to help burn more fat and keep my heart rate up! I think with that and my running almost 2 miles Three days a week, I should be able to accomplish my September goal! ūüôā That makes me SMILE!!!!

I also made a new recipe yesterday! I kept seeing these awesome recipes and pictures of randomness stuffed into avocados. They all looked SO good!!! I wanted to use some of the roasted turkey I had left over from Tuesday night’s dinner. Whenever we roast a turkey, we have left overs for days!!!! Love it!!!

Well, I decided to do a Avocado, Lime, Turkey Salad! It turned out better than I had imagined!!! Zoe was so excited about dinner lol

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 Cups Shredded Turkey (Obviously¬†you can use chicken too)
  • 3 small/medium Avocados
  • 1/4 Cups Chopped Onions
  • 1 Cup Chopped Spinach
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove Minced
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt (I use Fage brand I think it taste most like Sour Cream)
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Of a Fresh Lime Squeezed

(I used the other half of the lime as well as Cayenne Pepper as garnish)

Okay to start, you shred the turkey. KItchenAid mixers are great for this! Just clip in your bread hook and turn it on low and let it go to work. Thank you Courtney at JourneyOfADreamer.com for that helpful tip!

From there, cut the avocados in half, score a grid into them, and use a spoon to scoop out the cubes.

Set aside the skins, you will be using them as the cups for your salad. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Don’t forget to squeeze the lime! ūüėČ

Fill each avocado half, sprinkle with Cayenne Pepper, and garnish with a thin slice of lime and enjoy! ūüôā

Not to toot my own horn, but these were AMAZING (Toot toot) lol and they are healthy!!!

Nutrition Facts
  6 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 250.3
  Total Fat 15.2 g
  Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.8 g
  Cholesterol 32.9 mg
  Sodium 157.6 mg
  Potassium 628.6 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 10.6 g
  Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
  Sugars 2.2 g
  Protein 20.0 g

What do you think of all the excitement for October? Do you CrossFit? What is your favorite Ring workout?

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