Saturday Ring Training

It’s been a while since I used my rings so it was about time to take them out again. Had a nice walk up to the hill, although I think Murphy felt that it was a bit too hot for this kind of walking hehe.

After arriving and doing a little warm up I did:

  • 5 rounds of 20 seconds ring hold and 10 seconds rest (top dip position)
  • EMOM 10 minutes of 2 dips, after the 7th minute I only managed 1 dip every minute
  • 5 rounds of 20 seconds ring hang and 10 seconds rest (bottom pull up position)
  • 100 sit ups for time (4 min 15 seconds)

And then it was a pleasant walk back.


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A Saturday on the rings

On Saturday I was feeling a bit under the weather. Not sick, but very tired and no energy whatsoever. So I didn’t go to the morning workout and didn’t do much all day. Until I suddenly got restless in the evening and decided to go up the hill to play with the rings a little bit. It turned more into a photo session than a training session, but at least I got a nice walk and practiced some ring holds. I actually tried to see how far I would come when trying a muscle up lol. The answer is: not very far. I made some nice pictures though. That training spot is so amazing and I was there during the sunset and had the backset of Gibraltar and Morocco in twilight. Amazing!! It made me feel so much better just being out there. I do truly believe that whenever you feel down or sad or sick or tired, going outside is always the perfect remedy. It’s my favourite quote from the Dutch Anne Frank book, which is:

Voor ieder die bang, eenzaam of ongelukkig is, is stellig het beste middel naar buiten te gaan, ergens waar hij helemaal alleen is, alleen met de hemel, de natuur en God. Want dan pas, dan alleen voelt men dat alles is zoals het zijn moet.

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.”

I don’t believe in God, but I do agree, when you are outside in nature, everything seems to be as it’s supposed to be. All the questions disappear and you can just be.




And this last picture just made me laugh so hard. It was the first picture made with the self-timer and the timer makes a funny sound before taking the picture which I guess drew Murphy’s attention. Hahaha. photo (8)