The TACFIT Cradle on Gym Rings (Video Tutorial)

February 25, 2011 – 10:24 am

In the following video, you will learn the proper mechanics and progressions for the TACFIT Cradle on gym rings. As the popularity of the TACFIT programs has gone viral, people viewed the skills I created for TACFIT and found immediate benefits. Unfortunately, with the online wildfire sharing the values and benefits of TACFIT, quality control has become a problem, and people who were never certified are trying to teach the skills without understanding the biomechanics, the progressions or the intent behind them.

To correct errors being propagandized, and to prevent you from injuries, I’ve published this video to help you develop a proper TACFIT Cradle on gym rings.

Scott Sonnon

  1. 3 Responses to “The TACFIT Cradle on Gym Rings (Video Tutorial)”

  2. Coach,

    Great explanation as usual. I have been doing a lot of kettlebell sport training lately and I am always on the look out for good assistance/compensatory exercises. It seems like the cradle would be a good complimentary exercise for the shoulder girdle and opening the chest after sets of KB Jerks.

    What would be the best way to incorporate the cradle into a program? Should I aim for holds for time or reps?


    By Richard on Feb 26, 2011

  3. Richard, I would use the end position as a “stretch” in the cool-down. The arm position to load is too close to the kettlebell rack, and may over train the elbows due to the stabilization required.

    By Scott Sonnon on Feb 26, 2011

  4. Thanks Coach. Could you do a videos on safely doing full back bridges so as not to compress/jam the lower back?

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    By Jon on Feb 26, 2011

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