Fixing Tight Muscles and Chronic Pain with GymnasticBodies

This stretch can be found in the GB Thoracic Bridge Course. If you are in chronic pain due to having tight muscles, then the first priority in your fitness routine should be to address this limiting issue. Whether or not you have an interest in eventually progressing to handstands, muscle-ups, front levers, or more, you […]

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Coach Christopher Sommer in the new Tim Ferriss book Tools of Titans

  New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss has just released a new book titled Tools of Titans, and in it he profiles the tips and tricks of many high-achieving, elite individuals from a wide variety of disciplines and activities, including the founder of GymnasticBodies Coach Christopher Sommer. Ferriss and Coach Sommer have been working […]

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Top 3 GymnasticBodies Exercises for Bigger Biceps

This athlete built his Legless Rope Climbs using the GB Foundation Series. Gymnastics Strength Training™ is full of exercises that will help you build bigger biceps, and it is evident by the massive arms that many of the top male gymnasts in the world have. When Coach Christopher Sommer formed the basis of the GymnasticBodies […]

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Overcoming Fear of Handstands

This athlete uses the GymnasticBodies Handstand Series to hone her skills. When attempting to learn how to do a handstand, you have to keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Without learning how to exit safely from a handstand, your body will not feel comfortable pushing its limits to hold longer. Coach Christopher Sommer, […]

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Build Upper Body Strength with Ring Pushups

Beginner Ring work starts in the GB Foundation One Course. The pushup is one of the best GST™ exercises that you can do in order to build strength throughout your entire upper body, and here at GymnasticBodies we have written extensively about how to do a pushup. One way that you can make pushups even more challenging is by […]

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4 GST Exercises That Don’t Require Equipment

Straddle-ups are a fantastic GST core exercise from the GymnasticBodies Foundation Series. With the growing popularity of Gymnastics Strength Training™, it is not surprising that many people are interested in exercises that they can do anywhere with no equipment. We know you’re busy, and you can’t beat the convenience of fitting in a full gymnastics home workout […]

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What’s different about a GST workout?

This exercise can be found in the GB Foundation Series. When many people first hear about Gymnastics Strength Training™, they often wonder what is different about a GST™ workout. While they can easily picture what a CrossFit, yoga, or martial arts class may look like, they are unclear on exactly what adult gymnastics classes entail. What kind of […]

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The Athletic Benefits of Gymnastics Flexibility Training

Work towards a Straddle Pancake using the GB Middle Split Series. When it comes to exercising for athletic benefits, many people often overlook the importance of flexibility training. If your muscles are too tight to allow your joints to move freely, then you will not be able to be fast and powerful on the field of […]

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Strong Joints for Balance, Part 2: Handstand

This is the second post in our Strong Joints for Balance series (read Part 1: Single Leg here), and today we will be discussing the Gymnastics Handstand. Specifically, we will detail how the wrists, elbows, and shoulders work together to keep your body aligned and balanced while you are upside-down in a handstand. Here at GymnasticBodies we teach […]

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Strong Joints for Balance, Part 1: Single Leg

This athlete built his Single Leg Squat using the GymnasticBodies Foundation Series. If you ask someone to make a complete list of athletic qualities that are beneficial for physical performance, balance will undoubtedly be included in the discussion. While other attributes such as strength, power, and speed are certainly important as well, balance is often […]

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Time: The Forgotten Training Variable

If you ask ten people, “What is the most important feature of a training program?” you are likely to get ten different answers. Some might argue that the volume (sets and reps) of your workouts is paramount, while others will insist that intensity is the primary factor. Even still others will place recovery as the […]

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3 Tips for a Balanced Rotator Cuff

If you spend enough time training hard and using your body athletically, then you are inevitably going to run into issues related to pain and injury. The goal of any properly constructed training program is to minimize the risks involved, of course, but the reality is that sport, fitness, and life all bring with them […]

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Getting Comfortable Going Upside-Down

If you are like many adults who are new to Gymnastics Strength Training™, then there is a high likelihood that you have not been upside-down (either hanging or in a handstand) for quite some time, possibly verging on decades. If this is the case, then you need to pay extra special attention to getting comfortable […]

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How to Warm-up Properly

Whether your fitness routine gets you the results you want ultimately depends on your ability to string together effective workouts for days, weeks, and months in a row. With that in mind, the success of any one individual workout starts with how well you thoroughly warm-up your entire body. Constructing a proper warm-up can be a confusing task, however, as […]

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GymnasticBodies Coach Christopher Sommer Featured in Tim Ferriss Interview by Outside Magazine

Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author and one of the top thought-leaders today in investing, lifestyle design, health and fitness, and much, much more. Having initially achieved success with his first book The 4-Hour Workweek and early stage investments such as Twitter and Uber, Tim also topped the lists with his follow-up books The 4-Hour […]

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