30 minute advanced oblique workout with rings at home

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute advanced oblique workout with rings at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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Sean Klein
Last updated
02/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Single Arm Ring Plank
  • Ring Side Plank
  • Circuit 2
  • Bear Crawl with Lift Off
  • Straight Arm Side Plank

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Single Arm Ring Plank

Complete 20 seconds

The single arm OH KB Hold is an excellent core strength and shoulder stability exercise. Very similar to the single arm OH KB carry that is more traditionally used, but is more appropriate for those who find this positioning very difficult or have limited space.

Benefits of Single Arm Ring Plank

There are two major benefits to the single arm OH KB hold, primary the benefits are to the core musculature. As we are using a weight on one side of the body, the weight pulls the body to rotate, meaning we will be resisting rotation throughout the hold. This exercise is also a great way to improve the stability and strength of the shoulder joint. It requires you to resist a lot of fatigue and generate a lot of stability in the joint to maintain the position. Finally this exercise can be a great way to more on shoulder mobility. Those who struggle to put weight over their head and keep the exercise technically clean can use this exercise to great effect.

How To Do Single Arm Ring Plank

  1. Start with the kettlebell in the front rack position and press the weight overhead so that the elbow is locked and the arm is completely straight.
  2. Hold as still as possible, keeping a tight core and shoulder joint.

Coaching Tips For Single Arm Ring Plank

Follow these cues to perform Single Arm Ring Plank correctly:

  • Create tension in both rings first and then release one to find the position safely
  • Keep hips and shoulders inline
  • Lock the elbow and do not allow it to bend.

Ring Side Plank

Complete 24 seconds

Coaching Tips For Ring Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Ring Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the hips high throughout
  • Keep the elbow under the shoulder
  • Reduce movement as much as possible.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Bear Crawl with Lift Off

Complete 15 seconds

Coaching Tips For Bear Crawl with Lift Off

Follow these cues to perform Bear Crawl with Lift Off correctly:

  • In the bear crawl position, lift opposite arm and leg off the floor for a second or so
  • Alternate between side
  • Try and reduce moveemnt as much as possible.

Straight Arm Side Plank

Complete 35 seconds

Coaching Tips For Straight Arm Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Straight Arm Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the feet, hips and shoulders inline
  • Do not let the hips drop
  • Keep the elbow locked and fingers facing away from the feet.

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