I am a 290 pound olympic weightlifter. My dad got me gymnastics rings for christmas. I've been pretty good at moving my own bodyweight. I do a lot of parralett training including HSPUs, L-holds into handstands etc.
But I used the rings for the first time today and they kicked my butt. First I hooked them to a football goal and it bent when I got into the support, so I hooked them up to a soccer goal.
I can bang out sets of ten dips on parrellel bars but I couldn't do one on the rings. Even with my heels on the ground they were tough. So I did pushups, pullups and body rows.
The hardest part for me is actually the support not the pushing. I have some jumpstretch bands on the way which I think will help. Am I the biggest idiot who is trying to use these things?