Set-up: Set up with your hands on gymnastic rings set at shoulder width or slightly wider - so that the upper arms are tucked at 45-degree angle to the torso - and fingers pointing forward. With the toes together and hips up, establish proper upper body posture with a neutral back.
Movement: Press the chest up until the arms are straight, then return to the starting position. Cue the descent by attempting to 'pull' yourself down to the floor with your shoulder blades.
Emphasis: Don't allow the hips or the lower back to sag. Don't let your elbows flare out to the sides. Use a complete range of motion, bringing the chest to the rings. Don't push the head forward to the floor.
Optional weighting: External resistance may be added to the exercise through the use of a weight vest, chains, or even a sturdy loaded back-pack.