3-2-1, Slow Down Tempo to Speed Up Gains

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates a hold at the bottom of a push-up for more strength gains.

Have you hit a plateau with your strength training? Is an exercise in your programming straggling behind? Pump up your strength and muscle growth with this easy to implement change! One simple adjustment to your tempo can make even the easiest exercises stimulating again. Try this to keep the gains coming! By adding tempo changes to the

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Strength Training Tools to Level Up Your Workout

GymnasticBodies gear being used by strong GB Athletes.

Gymnastics Strength Training, or GST, uses a number of tools that when included properly into your training can provide a tremendous boost in strength and mobility gains. Wikipedia defines bodyweight strength training as training that uses only the body for resistance. While this is partially true, do not make the mistake of thinking that you

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Life as A Junior Olympic Athlete: Living the GB Philosophy

GymnasticBodies athlete's progression through his gymnastic training career.

As GymnasticBodies has grown in popularity, more and more people have questioned what it was like to be one of Coach Sommer’s original athletes. The truth is, anyone who has attended a GB seminar can tell you first-hand what training under Coach is like. In fact, many current GB students have stated that their own

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Climber’s Guide: A Gymnastics Cross-Training Toolkit

GymnasticBodies athlete trains his core for rock climbing training.

If you’re serious about training for climbing then this quick guide is for you. Hell, even John Gill, the father of modern bouldering, credits his inspiration and incredible climbing strength to his gymnastics background, and we could all use more strength and power. In 4 easy steps, we’re about to turn the average train-for-climbing gumby

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Your Body Deserves Full Functionality: 3 Exercises to Give it to You

Female GymnasticBodies athlete builds her upper body strength with a chin hang from the GB Foundation Series.

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 to slice and dice through a field of defenders. For you, it may be something completely different. Suppose you wanted to improve your functional capabilities so that you

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Body Awareness: Fundamental Positions Everyone Should Know

GymnasticBodies athletes demonstrate the inchworm, a core and shoulder exercise.

The basics of strength training seem simple at first: you exercise hard, get sweaty, breathe heavy, and get stronger. But we all know that it’s not that easy. Exercise is a science! And the better you understand the science of exercise, the greater results you will get from your training. Whether your goal is to

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Mix it Up: 3 Bodyweight Exercises to Maximize Your Gains

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates upper body strength with a chin hold.

Every now and again you might find that you need a change of pace to stay excited and motivated in your workout routine. Mixing things up – and challenging yourself  – will help you to stay engaged and passionate about your fitness goals. Adding some diversity to your workout is easy and can be done

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Hips Don’t Lie: Understanding Pelvic Tilt for Greater Strength Gains

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates posterior and anterior pelvic tilt.

Hip control and mobility is a game changer when it comes to athletic endeavors, performance, and even plain old health. It takes a fair amount of practice to master even the basics of pelvic or hip tilt, so we hope this helps you get started now, for function and relief tomorrow! To the well-trained eye, the

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Fire it up: Get Fit on the Fourth of July

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates hip and knee mobility with a Hawaiian squat.

Red, white, and … phew! Get your sweat on with this 4th of July backyard workout. Crank out this GymnasticBodies signature full-body mobility and strength combo before you chow down on your celebratory BBQ. Complete four rounds of these exercises, circuit style: Hawaiian Squats The Hawaiian Squat is going to address your ability to balance

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Clever Ways To Sneak A Quick Workout Into Your Busy Schedule

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a straddle hold.

We’ve all heard it before: “I don’t have time to workout.” or “I just don’t have the energy.” This is nonsense! We all have the time. You just have to learn how to make exercise work for you. Not the other way around! If the people who felt they didn’t have the time or energy

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