Originally Posted by Donald Lee
Are the rings supposed to be turned out that far? I don't think I saw them turned out that far in any of the Gymnastic Bodies videos.
The farther you turn them out the harder it makes the exercise.
So yes, upper level ring dips will have both extremely far turned out rings (90 deg past parallel) and a huge lean forwards towards horizontal.
I prefer working RTO first, then implement the lean forwards once the RTO is consistently maintained over the whole exercise for multiple repetitions
Pretty effective for developing strength without having to resort to weighted dips (as much fun as weighted dipping is). I've set up some progressions for them in my book that will categorize the general difficulty of them against other exercises