Improve Your Climbing Using GymnasticBodies Strength and Mobility

The GymnasticBodies Online Courses are an easy and effective way to start addressing imbalances commonly developed by rock climbers by improving joint and connective tissue health. The added benefit? You’ll also gain an unstoppable core and upper body strength through the use of our bodyweight training method. The complete physical preparation that Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM […]

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Handstand Challenge 7: Butterfly Legs

GymnasticBodies Athlete Demonstrates a Handstand with Butterfly Legs Your handstand challenge for today (video below) is inspired by our Handstand Courses. Your challenge is to get into your deepest butterfly stretch while in your handstand.

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Handstand Challenge 6: Chest to Floor Stretch

GymnasticBodies Athlete Demonstrates how to do a Handstand Shoulder Stretch            Your handstand challenge for today (video below) is inspired by our Stretch Courses. Your challenge is to bring your chest as close as you can to the ground.

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Handstand Challenge 5: Fingertips to Wall

  GymnasticBodies Athlete Demonstrates how to do a Handstand with Fingers to Wall Your handstand challenge for today (video below) is inspired by our Handstand Courses. Your challenge is to kick into a handstand with your finger tips as close as possible to the wall.

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Handstand Challenge 4: Correct Head Position

 GB Athlete Demonstrates how to do a Handstand with Correct Head Position Your handstand challenge for today (video below) is inspired by our Handstand Courses. Incorrect head position in your handstand is likely to throw you off balance. This is because everything is connected and your head is a part of your spine. This means […]

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Handstand Challenge 3: V-ups with Strap

GB athlete Demonstrates How to do a V-up with a Challenge in day 3 of the Handstand Challenge This next core exercise is inspired by our Foundation Courses. Your challenge (video below) is to get as close as you can to a straight leg v-up with toes pointed using a 12” strap.

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How GymnasticBodies Rebuilt My Knees

As you can tell from the title, I am one of the thousands of success stories that GymnasticBodies has helped to produce over the years. I am a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and former competitor, but after suffering my third major knee injury I was forced to take a break from training. In my time away […]

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Handstand Challenge 2: Long Hollow Handstand

Your challenge (video below) is to perform a handstand long hollow with your hands as far away from the wall as you can get them, while maintaining good form.

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Handstand Challenge 1: Handstand L Shape

This GymnasticBodies Handstand L is Inspired by our Handstand Courses. Your challenge (video below) for this handstand is to get as close as you can to an L-Shaped handstand while keeping your toes on the wall.

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3 Exercises to Build Better Shoulder Mobility

A Gymnasticbodies Athlete Demonstrating a Static Cat Shoulder Stretch Shoulder mobility is important for your health and fitness; Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM using the GymnasticBodies Online Courses is a great way to begin incorporating effective shoulder exercises into your weekly workout or fitness routine. An important part of developing strong, healthy shoulders is making sure they are […]

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Why You Should Include Single Bar Dips in Your Routine

Single Bar Dips are featured in the Upper Body Strength Series of the GB Foundation Series. Dips are one of the all-around best upper body gymnastics exercises that you can include in your workout routine. Done properly, dips will increase the strength and mobility in your chest, shoulders, and arms, and they also serve as […]

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Two Ways to Prehab Your Ankles Using GymnasticBodies

A Gymnasticbodies Athlete Demonstrating an Achilles Stretch found in the GB Stretch Courses  Before you read this: stand up from your seat and squat down until your hips are just above the ground. Hold this position for a few seconds with your heels flat and your back as upright as possible. If you find it […]

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Reverse Planks for Healthy Shoulders and Strong Arms

This GymnasticBodies Athlete is demonstrating a Reverse Plank from the GB Foundation Series. When Coach Christopher Sommer of GymnasticBodies began working with adults over a decade ago, he began to notice that they were largely deficient in two key areas of physical preparation: core strength and joint mobility. We have previously written about several different core strength […]

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Supplement Running with the Front Split Series

GB Athletes demonstrating a Standing Pike Stretch from the Front Split Stretch Series. Running is a great form of cardiovascular training, and is one of the most common fitness hobbies in the world. There is an innate attraction to being able to “drop everything and run,” and it is a welcome escape from many of […]

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Build Your Traps with Handstands

These athletes built their traps using handstand drills from the GymnasticBodies Courses. The trapezius muscles, commonly referred to as the traps, are large muscles that spread across the entire back and are often revered by fitness enthusiasts, strength coaches, and bodybuilders alike. Ironically, the athletes who typically have the biggest traps are actually gymnasts, and […]

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