Building Your Arsenal: 5 Exercises for Bulletproof Knees

Athlete holds knee in pain because he didn't prehab them with GymnasticBodies progressions.

Let’s face it—injuries suck! There’s nothing worse than being limited to the things you can and can’t do by your own body. It’s frustrating and straight-up annoying! But sometimes it seems like there’s no way to avoid them—as if certain injuries, aches, and pains are bound to happen at one point or another. As humans,

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3 Simple Moves for Healthy and Strong Hip-Flexors

Female GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates a hip flexor lunge stretch.

Imagine that you no longer feel tightness in your lower back and you can participate in sports, intense training, and all the life pleasures more fully. Very often, the culprit to achy and tight lower back problems could be what you least expect – your hip-flexors are holding you back. If you’ve ever suffered from

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Dissolving The Divide Between Stretching and Mobility Training

GymnasticBodies athlete performs weighted mobility shoulder extension drills.

How would you explain the relationship between flexibility and mobility? Are they one in the same? Maybe they are polar opposites, two distinctly different areas within the vast realm of the fitness world. If you’ve been confused by the two, let us help smooth things out. Get our take on the matter of stretching vs

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2 Minute Test To Give Your Handstand a Lift

2 Minute Test To Give Your Handstand a Lift 1

There are no shortages of tips and tricks that are super helpful to you while you work on perfecting or adjusting your handstand line. If you want to improve your upside-down shape for maximum benefits, we’ve got a simple tried and true exercise that gives you noticeable benefits. Whether you are working towards better skill

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Loosen Up: 3 Tips for Healthier Shoulders

GymnasticBodies Athlete performs a shoulder mobility exercise for improved quality of life.

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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1 Quick Sequence for Perfect Posture

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates a great shoulder warm-up and mobility-builder, weighted shoulder extension.

Standing with great posture has been proven to not only make you look more confident, but makes you feel more confident too! Shoulders pulled back, head high, you’re ready to take on whatever comes at you for the day. Whether that be charming your acquaintance into a first date, finally asking for that raise, or

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Daily Calf Mobility: Bigger Fitness Gains in 4 Minutes

GymnasticBodies female athlete loosens up her posterior chain with this achilles stretch.

Are you feeling increased stiffness and aches in your lower back from your workout or even everyday activities like running, sitting, or walking? Are you looking for a quick way to combat those lower body blues and loosen up your hips? We all know what it feels like when a tight body keeps us from

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Strength Training Guidelines For Adults With Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile joints need to be strengthened with care.

What exactly is hypermobility? Some may call it being “double- jointed,” but there’s so much more to it than that. If you don’t already know what hypermobility is, it’s when a joint, or joints, have the ability to move beyond their expected range of motion (or ROM). It’s typically an inherited trait, but don’t worry,

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The Low Hanging Fruit of Healthier Shoulders

GymnasticBodies athlete puts his mobile, healthy shoulders to use with a single arm hang.

The critical component of your shoulder health and mobility was most likely left – ages ago – on the elementary school playground. Hanging, swinging, and climbing are not things most adults are used to doing nowadays and it’s not faring well for our daily overhead shoulder mobility. We’ll show you how to safely reintroduce your

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Best Ways to Instantly Open up Your Hips and Deepen Your Squat!

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates hip swivels, an exercise that gently loosens the hip joints.

You can tell a lot from a person by how they squat in the gym or even by the way they mosey along or get into their car. It’s easy to spot the difference between someone who sits at a desk all day and somebody who has incorporated these hip opening exercises into their weekly

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