Hips 101: Loosen Quads BEFORE Stretching Hip Flexors

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates a standing hip flexor stretch.

Stretching out tight hip flexors gets PLENTY of hype, but don’t be fooled! A critical step is most likely being skipped before the proper treatment of your hip flexors is addressed. We’re going to give you the openers you seek, but not before we prime your hips to absorb all the love you’re trying to

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A Quick and Easy Fix For Tight Adductors


You've heard of tight hips, but have you heard of tight adductors? Having tight and restricted hips is an issue many adults experience in our modern world; desk jobs, hours of sitting, driving or remaining in one position keep us from experiencing full daily mobility. But what many of us don’t think about, is that

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Forget Every Fitness Challenge You’ve Tried: Complete These 4 Movements

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how to increase shoulder mobility with a modified crab walk.

Here's the ultimate exercise challenge, designed to test your full capability of being truly, undeniably fit. No, it’s not squatting twice your bodyweight, timed runs, or pull-ups. At GymnasticBodies, we know that true fitness is actually linked to your mobility. Being able to move through full ranges of motion is a better indicator of your overall

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Through the Goggles of Roland Schoeman

Train Dead Hangs for Shoulder Mobility and Posture

Dead Hangs for Shoulder Mobility

Couple hangs for their health on the pull-up bar.

Consider training dead hangs for shoulder mobility and improved posture. Your body will feel great when hanging around opens your shoulder girdle and decompresses your spine. If you ever experience tension headaches, neck stiffness, or lower back discomfort, this simple drill may be what you're missing. 

Enter the world of hanging (or what the fitness world simply calls dead hangs). It may come as a surprise but hanging is extremely beneficial for so many areas of your body including your hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and spine. If we kept hanging from early childhood and never stopped, we would never lose our shoulder mobility or have as many shoulder issues as adults.

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Building Your Arsenal: 5 Exercises for Bulletproof Knees


Let’s face it—injuries suck! There’s nothing worse than being limited to the things you can and can’t do by your own body. It’s frustrating and straight-up annoying! But sometimes it seems like there’s no way to avoid them—as if certain injuries, aches, and pains are bound to happen at one point or another. As humans,

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How Gymnastic Strength Training Propelled Weightlifting Champion Jonathan Wong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg-N602046w What exactly has weightlifting champion, Jonathan Wong, done that has yielded such grand results? According to him, GymFit's gymnastic-based courses have helped him prepare his body for the rigorous work of lifting. As a result, his joints stopped aching and he reached his best numbers, even in the midst of a busy competition season. “Lifting

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3 Simple Moves for Healthy and Strong Hip-Flexors

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Imagine that you no longer feel tightness in your lower back and you can participate in sports, intense training, and all the life pleasures more fully. Very often, the culprit to achy and tight lower back problems could be what you least expect – your hip-flexors are holding you back. If you’ve ever suffered from

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Change Your Exercise Tempo to Speed Your Gains

Have you hit a plateau with your strength training? Adjusting your exercise tempo may be all you need to accelerate your muscle growth

Have you hit a plateau with your strength training? Adjusting your exercise tempo may be all you need to accelerate your muscle growth and make old exercises stimulating again. Try this to keep the gains coming! While the tempo in the GB Online Courses is the gold standard for mastery of an exercise, we’ll take a look at

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Strength Training Equipment to Level Up Your Workout

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Advanced calisthenics or Gymnastics Strength Training (GST) often utilizes strength training equipment that can provide a tremendous boost in strength and mobility gains. Wikipedia defines bodyweight strength training as training that uses only the body for resistance. While this is partially true, do not make the mistake of thinking that you cannot gain or benefit from

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Use L-Sits to Sculpt Your Body from the Ground Up


These days, social media is filled with pictures and videos of people performing impressive stunts and mind-blowing body maneuvers of all sorts. Sometimes, it seems almost impossible to scroll through your news feed without running into a post featuring someone on a beach somewhere doing a crazy exercise routine. While these social media shares are

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Life as A Junior Olympic Athlete: Living the GB Philosophy

Junior Olympic Athlete

As GymnasticBodies has grown in popularity, more and more people have questioned what it was like to be one of Coach Sommer’s original athletes. The truth is, anyone who has attended a GB seminar can tell you first-hand what training under Coach is like. In fact, many current GB students have stated that their own

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Sculpt Your Arms With Bodyweight Tricep Training

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When working to develop a super strong upper body, don’t overlook the triceps! We wrote a previous article about bicep training, and this bodyweight tricep training is the other half of every movement your arms make.  The training techniques you’ll read about in this article can do wonders for developing strong, well-developed triceps with supple

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