Gymnastics for Climbing Strength—Your Competitive Edge

gymnastics for climbing strength

Climbers! If you're serious about training, you are missing out if you haven't been using gymnastics for climbing strength. Even John Gill, the father of modern bouldering, credits his inspiration and incredible climbing strength to his gymnastics background. This is where you'll find more strength and power. In 4 easy steps, we’re about to turn

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An Athlete's Self-Care for Valentine's Day

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All kinds of love are worthy of being celebrated, that is for sure! Just don't forget to show yourself some love and self-care for Valentine's. As you show up show up for plans you make when those close to you,  show up for yourself as well. Try out one, some, or all of these six

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Stretching for Mobility Gains

stretching for mobility

How would you explain the relationship between flexibility and mobility? Are they the same or not? If you’ve been confused by the two, let us help smooth things out. Here's our take on how to distinguish between them and why you should be stretching for mobility gains. It’s important to discuss the correlation between mobility

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Build Steely Grip Strength: 5 Minute Forearms

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Your wrists work hard, day in and day out. – and you may not even realize all they help you accomplish in everyday activities and fitness pursuits alike. Fun fact: your grip strength is one of the best indicators of how strong your entire body is since so many exercises and daily tasks involve the

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2 Minute Stretch to Improve Your Handstand Line

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Whether you are working towards better skill and adjustments or looking to give your handstand line a bonus for better long-term sustainability, this simple stretch based around the GymnasticBodies techniques will help you see an immediate difference in your handstand, as well as your overhead lifting mechanics, day in and day out. Add this exercise

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Back to Basics: Timeless Moves For a Healthy, Strong Back

GymnasticBodies shows off her back muscles built by bodyweight GST.

Let’s start with strong back basics! Your backbone is the pillar of your body, holding you up and keeping you going strong. Many muscles, both large and small, help break up your back’s workload. Attending to these muscles not only makes you look F-I-N-E from behind, but also promotes healthy postures, increases the ranges in

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3 Tips to Loosen Tight Shoulders

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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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Bodyweight Biceps: Train Smarter For Sculpted Arms

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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 biceps. Coach Christopher

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

strength and mobility 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

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Functional Fitness: 3 Exercises that Strengthen Your Movement

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Functional fitness is a trendy phrase these days as more and more people want to set their bodies free to enjoy day-to-day activities, both mundane and extracurricular. But 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

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