A couple weeks ago I bought a pair of gymnastics rings and last week I started using them. I’m hooked. They are a great tool for enhancing the intensity of standard body weight strength exercises and also permit a ton of new multi-planar exercises to be performed. I’m a HUGE proponent of bodyweight strength exercises and the rings just add a lots of options to my extensive list of exercises. I’ve used ring-type aparatus in the past (see my 6 year old article on the chain pushup in the article database) but the rings provide more options. They move more freely and it is much easier to change the length of the support strap when compared to the chain. This opens up tons of doors for a wide-range of exercises. I especially like the training stimulus they provide for the stabilizing muscles of the lumbo-pelvic-hip area.