Originally Posted by Steven Low
Do skill work like support holds, L-sits on your rings, moving from hang to inverted hang to skin the cat and out and such in like the first ~10-20 minutes. Then structure your workout around (1) sequences of moves like a routine done multiple times and/or (2) specific work on strength moves like back lever and muscle up and accessory exercises for about 40 minutes.
1 hour of rings.. like any workout is not gonna kill you or anything. You're more likely to overreach with deadlifts in your program than with rings. Couple months ago I did 8 workouts in 5 days of pure strength work on rings, and I didn't feel as bad as when I was doing DLs with only 5 workouts per week.
I've been structuring my workouts like this for a few workouts. Starting with hangs, skin the cats, inverted pull-ups, dips and L-sits, followed by Coach Sommer's Beginner's Ring Strength Series
sequence. Working the progressions for front and back levers instead of the levers themselves... (Still kinda pissed that I can't get the back lever.)
I can feel my improvements with every single workout. It's awesome. Not necessarily in the form of being able to do new moves, but rather how stable I am on the rings and how straight I manage to keep my body through the moves, et cetera.
This and Coach Sommer's planche progressions should keep me busy for a while.