Keep Training Sacred

GymnasticBodies Stretch Series

  Oftentimes our lives are anything but organized and focused. Between work, school, travel, or family, there are always multiple issues competing for our attention. Too often, unfortunately, the average trainee carries this hurried lack of focus into the gym as well: skipping a warm-up, loitering between sets, and giving subpar effort throughout the workout. Luckily,

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Want a Muscle-up? Remember your False Grip.

A GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how a false grip looks on the rings.

Developing ridiculous upper body strength using gymnastic rings all begins by developing your basic strength, which includes your grip strength. The muscle-up is your gateway to powerful bodyweight ring strength and, while it has become a glorified movement in gyms and fitness studios all over the world, many are not doing it correctly. Most perform

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A Great Handstand is Not by Accident

A Great Handstand is Not by Accident 1

Have you ever seen a properly prepared handstand and gazed in wonder and awe? While you might be able to spot a trained handstand when you see it, sometimes it is difficult for the untrained eye to decipher exactly what it is that distinguishes the good from the bad. Let's begin on the floor, where a

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Old Methods That Are No Longer Adequate...

Coach Christopher Sommer

 As a group, US National Team Coaches are 100% focused on achieving tangible results; helping our athletes make the US National Team and then moving onward to World and Olympic Teams. Methods that are no longer adequate for the current training demands must be ruthlessly and swiftly set aside; regardless of how cherished or productive

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The Art of Athletics: Balance Stress and Recovery in Your Training

GymnasticBodies athletes are encouraged to treat injuries immediately.

Injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques are designed to help maximize long-term strength gains and properly manage unwanted aches and pains that may result from exercise or physical training. Remaining injury-free is most likely at the top of our priority list as adults with active and stressful lifestyles. But are you implementing the right mindset and

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