Home Workout Equipment: An Introduction to the Stall Bars

If you have been following the rise of Gymnastics Strength Training™ online over the past few years, then you have undoubtedly seen photos and videos with a ladder-like, horizontal bar set-up mounted on the wall. This piece of equipment is known as the stall bars, and it is a fantastic tool for building strength and […]

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What makes Bodyweight Training the Best Option for Home Workouts?

In today’s ultra competitive and super busy society, it is often difficult to find enough time throughout your day to head to the gym. Between packing a bag, traveling to the gym, actually working out, then showering and returning to work or home, the entire ordeal can eat up hours of your day. Fortunately, there […]

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Is GST™ Only for Younger Athletes?

As Gymnastics Strength Training™ spreads and continues to reach a larger audience, there are newcomers who see videos of youth gymnasts and super-fit young adults and think, “Is GST only for younger athletes?” For those of you in your 40’s, 50’s, or older, there are legitimate concerns that you may have about your joint health, […]

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4 Ways to Improve Your Pull-ups

Pull-ups are a very telling exercise. Without knowing anything else about someone, if you see them knock out multiple reps of full range of motion, clean, strict pull-ups, you can accurately guess that they are a pretty strong and athletic individual. For those of you who are still working on mastering pull-ups, here are four […]

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Listen to Tim Ferriss Interview Coach Sommer

And it’s here. My lonnggg podcast with Tim Ferriss is now live. Enjoy.    The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training™

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Tim Ferriss interviews GymnasticBodies Coach Christopher Sommer in Highly Anticipated Podcast

Tim Ferriss has quickly become one of the top-noted motivators of our time. With National acclaim for his Podcasts, celebrity interviews and creation of an approachable yet intelligent model of self-help culture, Tim’s reach is massive. He has been named one of the “Most Innovative Business People” by Forbes Magazine and the 7th “Most Powerful […]

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Small Habits Add Up to Big Results

If you want to make positive changes in your life, then consistently building small habits will add up to big results over time. While the fitness magazine headlines read “4-minute abs” and “how to lose 15 lbs in 15 days,” those who take the opposite approach and play the long game are the ones who will […]

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Arch-ups for Posterior Chain Strength and Better Posture

Gymnastics Strength Training™ has a solid reputation for being able to produce a strong and athletic upper body, capable of performing many tasks such as climbing up a rope or walking on one’s hands. What is less well-known, however, is the fact that GST™ can strengthen your entire posterior chain as well, including your glutes, hamstrings, and […]

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Learning to do a Handstand Changed my Life

Guest Post by Holly Hatch When I first joined GymnasticBodies and started my fitness journey, I came from a non-athletic background and felt insecure about my body as a woman. I was at one of the lowest points in my life; I was over-weight, weak, shameful of what I could and couldn’t do, and I […]

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Prioritizing Mobility As You Age

 Athletes at GB Affiliate Caveman Strong in Cornwall, Ontario practice their middle split. People begin exercising for various reasons, many of which have to do with aesthetic goals such as fitting into an old pair of jeans, hitting a certain number on the scale, or trying to get a six pack before summer. Along the way, […]

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5 Reasons to Attend a GB Seminar

1. “A weekend of proper training can save years of trial and error.” Let’s say you are new to Gymnastics Strength Training™, and perhaps you recently started the Foundation One and Handstand One Courses. You are still learning your way around Hollow Body Holds, Integrated Mobility drills, and Headstands. By necessity, you will have to […]

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3 Tips to Get Your First Strict Muscle-up

For those just starting Gymnastics Strength Training™, the quest to get your first strict muscle-up can seem daunting and almost never-ending. There are so many factors involved, and you will often hear conflicting advice as to how to go about training for it. First, you must be realistic with yourself: if you are not get […]

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Two Stretches to Counteract the Effects of Sitting

Many people spend the majority of the day sitting. Whether you sit in an office for work, sit at a desk for school, or sit at a table or couch afterwards to relax, sitting has become a default position for most of society. Unfortunately, with chronic sitting comes a whole host of other ill effects, such as […]

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Handstands for Beginners – 3 Cues for Success

Balancing upside-down in a handstand can be tough, here are 3 cues for success. For starters, just think about how long it takes young children to learn how to balance upright on their feet! Typically, infants progress from crawling, to standing while holding onto something, to “walking,” which at this point resembles something more like a drunken […]

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An Introduction to the Manna

GB Athlete Daniel Turnham demonstrates his manna, developed entirely as an adult. For those new to Gymnastics Strength Training™, the manna is completely unknown. Not only is the word ‘manna’ unfamiliar to newcomers, but when they actually see someone perform the movement, they often remark something along the lines of it being totally impossible. For adults who […]

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