Checking Out : Rings of Power (Mike Gillette)

An ideal starting point.


This looks superb.

Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power' explains the various ways to use - progressively - this incredible tool. With clear emphases on both strength and rehabilitation, it's an ideal starting point for many. Particularly the 'over 40' (of which I'm a proud member) crowd.

For a glimpse into the world of 'Rings of Power', a brief quote from the review page :


If you care about getting strong, staying strong, and remaining injury free, Rings of Power is essential reading. I incorporated rings into my own training program a couple of years ago and am glad I did. At 45 years old, I am able to continue my strength pursuits unhindered by the joint and tendon injuries that plague many in the over-40 athletic community. - Dr Chris Hardy

Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power'. Perfect.


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