Loosen Up: 3 Tips for Healthier Shoulders

GymnasticBodies Athlete performs a shoulder mobility exercise for improved quality of life.

As adults, we tend to settle for whatever “natural limitations” life throws at our bodies. We’ve been taught that getting stiff and achy is a part of life – and aging – that we all need to accept—but we don’t! Your joints tighten up when they are not being used enough, or if they are […]

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Moves Like Water

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Bodyweight Biceps: Train For Sculpted Arms

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a pull-up progression with rings.

What says, “Hey, I like to workout” more than a set of muscular and defined arms? Rather than doing bicep curls on the regular, let’s try something that’ll get you better results in a shorter period of time. In this two-part series, we will be showing you how to completely transform your upper half. This […]

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Fluid, Full Body Movement: Train Strength and Mobility, Together

Graceful and dream-like, Daniel is a picture of what a motivated adult can do with our courses. He articulates his movements in ways that make you wonder over the fact that he didn’t start training with GymnasticBodies until he was 40 years old. Daniel is thorough, however, and he methodically addressed every basic exercise until […]

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Your Body Deserves Full Functionality: 3 Exercises to Give it to You

Female GymnasticBodies athlete builds her upper body strength with a chin hang from the GB Foundation Series.

What does it mean to be functional? For some, it means having the strength to lift heavy things without collapsing to the ground. For others, it’s being able to slice and dice through a field of defenders. For you, it may be something completely different. Suppose you wanted to improve your functional capabilities so that you […]

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1 Quick Sequence for Perfect Posture

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a great shoulder warm-up and mobility-builder, weighted shoulder extension.

Standing with great posture has been proven to not only make you look more confident, but makes you feel more confident too! Shoulders pulled back, head high, you’re ready to take on whatever comes at you for the day. Whether that be charming your acquaintance into a first date, finally asking for that raise, or […]

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Turn Your World Upside-Down: Handstand Progressions at Your Pace

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates body control with a freestanding handstand.

In today’s high-speed world, popular fitness trends are constantly changing and evolving in search for the ultimate test of strength, coordination, and endurance. Keeping up with the latest trends can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to tell you that tackling fun new skills is easier than you think. Handstands are one of those skills that […]

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Training with a Team Mentality: How The Right Support Keeps Us On Track

GymnasticBodies athletes show off their handstand control.

For essentially the entire history of humankind, we’ve been tribal creatures. Historically, we’ve relied on one another to feed our families, take care of the sick, raise our children, socially interact and compete with one another and much, much, more. While today we might not have the same life or death reliance on one another, […]

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Daily Calf Mobility: Bigger Fitness Gains in 4 Minutes

GymnasticBodies female athlete loosens up her posterior chain with this achilles stretch.

Are you feeling increased stiffness and aches in your lower back from your workout or even everyday activities like running, sitting, or walking? Are you looking for a quick way to combat those lower body blues and loosen up your hips? We all know what it feels like when a tight body keeps us from […]

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Two Best Upper Body Exercise To Fire Up Your Rear Delts

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates upper body strength with a bulgarian pull-up.

When it comes to training the shoulders, pressing exercises often reign supreme in our workouts. Think traditional bodyweight exercises like pushups and dips, which are great for building front delt muscle definition and strength, no doubt. But when it comes to building strong, aesthetically pleasing, and injury-proof shoulders, it’s important not to skip out on […]

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Frog Stand Mastery: 3 Simple Moves to Get Yours

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates an advanced frog stand.

Do you have an exercise that’s part of your upcoming fitness goals? There are certain movements that are just more exciting than others, and we know there’s a lot of training involved before you get there. But once you finally hit your marker of success, it seems like you can conquer anything. Setting reachable goals […]

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Strength Training Guidelines For Adults With Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile joints need to be strengthened with care.

What exactly is hypermobility? Some may call it being “double- jointed,” but there’s so much more to it than that. If you don’t already know what hypermobility is, it’s when a joint, or joints, have the ability to move beyond their expected range of motion (or ROM). It’s typically an inherited trait, but don’t worry, […]

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Weak Knees? Put the Pep Back in Your Step

GymnasticBodies athlete performs an inside squat for knee health.

Life would be a lot easier if you only had to worry about moving your knees in a perfect plane of motion, but more movement is required by our active lives. If you’ve ever played tag, you’ve experienced this first-hand. Think back to your childhood on the playground — do you recall one of those […]

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The Low Hanging Fruit of Healthier Shoulders

GymnasticBodies athlete puts his mobile, healthy shoulders to use with a single arm hang.

The critical component of your shoulder health and mobility was most likely left – ages ago – on the elementary school playground. Hanging, swinging, and climbing are not things most adults are used to doing nowadays and it’s not faring well for our daily overhead shoulder mobility. We’ll show you how to safely reintroduce your […]

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Use This 1 Dynamic Move for a Full-Body Warmup

  Reach for extraordinary flexibility with the GymnasticBodies Stretch Series.  Have you been searching for a multi–purpose, all-encompassing mobility drill you can easily add to your existing weekly routine? What if we told you that there was an exercise you could easily execute anywhere that will stretch and warm the tendons, muscles, and ligaments in […]

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