The Jefferson Curl: One Exercise for Full Body Mobility

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates a full body stretch with Jefferson Curls.

Jefferson Curls are part of the Level 1 Plan, one of our all time best selling products. When you think of training with weights, what comes to mind? Most people associate weights with strength training, but weights have another (often overlooked!) use as well. Gymnastic Strength Training® athletes use weights to gain mobility. These weighted

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Prioritizing Mobility: A Few Minutes a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Forward pike fold developed through GymnasticBodies training.

There’s no denying that exercise is good for our bodies; in fact, most of us would freely admit that our body craves it! As we first begin exercising, many of us might focus on our aesthetic goals like fitting into an old pair of jeans, hitting a certain number on the scale, or getting a

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2 Key Stretches to Counteract the Effects of Sitting

GymnasticBodies cat stretch for combatting the negative effects of sitting.

Whether you sit in an office for work, sit at a desk for school, or sit at a table or couch afterward 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 a rounded upper back, a forward head

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Reverse the Effects of Sitting: Use Front Split Training To Improve Your Life

Vertical lunge stretches are the gateway to proper GymnasticBodies front splits.

Can you touch your toes, reach your arms overhead, and sit in a full squat? Can you do these things pain-free, regardless of your age? If not, you might consider that your body should be able to. Take this lack of mobility as a warning sign that you need flexibility training more than ever. Most

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A Little Prehab Goes a Long Way

Wrist push-ups build healthy, injury resistant joints.

What if you could find a way to lower your chance of injury, bulletproof the body ahead of time, maintain mobility, achieve structural balance, and lower the risk for injury? Rather than waiting until after an injury has occurred to rehab it, be smarter and perform specific movements to avoid getting injured in the first

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Train Smarter With Weighted Mobility

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates a weighted shoulder dislocate for improved shoulder health and mobility.

Many people who are very flexible may oftentimes be very weak, just the same as many people who are very strong are also very stiff. By adding load (weight or leverage), to your stretches in the proper manner, you will be able to build strength into your flexibility. Because what is the point of being

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Hanging Leg Lifts for Core, Shoulders, and More

The list of potential benefits to be gained from this bodyweight exercise start to sound like a late-night infomercial: increased core strength, shoulder mobility, hip compression, grip strength, and more. These do not come for just three easy payments, however, but rather they are earned through consistency, hard work and, sweat. Hanging Leg Lifts might

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Building a Bridge the Right Way

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates thoracic flexibility with an elevated bridge.

A properly performed bridge is a one-stop shop cure for the modern desk warrior lifestyle. Most people spend the bulk of their day sitting in front of a computer with poor posture: slumped shoulders, rounded back, and closed hips. If they do train at all, it is often nothing but jogging and bench press, which

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Healthy Wrists: Why They Matter and How to Earn Them

GymnasticBodies athletes demonstrate wrist strengthening exercises.

Typing at a keyboard. Texting on a phone. Driving in the car. Your wrists are involved in almost every physical movement that you do, both inside the gym and out. Despite the ubiquity of wrist movements in daily life, most people do not spend nearly enough time taking care of their wrists. As the adage

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