Ring It In: Build Better Strength with These At-Home Exercises

GymnasticBodies athletes shows off his ring strength from the GB Online Courses.

Have you always wanted to develop unparalleled strength as an adult throughout your entire body?  With these ring exercises from the GymnasticBodies Courses, you will be able to create serious upper body and core strength to keep you moving strong, day in and day out. Try incorporating these following exercises into your fitness routine (at

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Rotator Cuff Blues? 3 Ways to Balance Them For a Stronger Upper Body

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates an exercise that balances the shoulder girdle, ring rows.

You’ve probably felt that pesky pain you’ve endured in your shoulder when doing any upper body strength training workout. Ever wondered what it is and why it seems to feel so brutal after consistent and repetitive training? When it comes to your shoulders, one of the most often discussed sites of injury is your rotator

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Muscle-ups: Just the Beginning of Ring Strength

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how to do hold top support in muscle-up progression.

The muscle-up is often seen as the ultimate test of upper body gymnastics strength in various fitness circles. There is just something about combining a pull-up with a dip that excites many people about the muscle-up, and rightfully so. However, rather than viewing the muscle-up as ending the journey, we should look at this exercise as opening the door

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Top 3 Exercises for Your Lats

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates lat strength with a wide-grip pull-up.

Your lats are some of the biggest muscles in your entire body and developing them is extremely important for your success in Gymnastic Strength Training. Without strong lats, more advanced strength exercises would not be possible. In this post, we will go into detail about what the lats do and how you can train them

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Ring-Leader: Train Your Way With This Essential Home Workout Equipment

Christopher Sommer’s female athlete demonstrates a german hang.

Bodyweight training is on the rise, and for good reasons. These types of exercises teach athletes how to build muscle, increase flexibility, and they are the best option for home workouts, requiring minimal costly equipment. When you're leading a busy life and don't have time for a gym workout, we know that it's worthwhile to

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4 Ways to Improve Your Pull-ups

GymnasticBodies athlete perform ring rows.

Pull-ups are a very telling exercise. Without knowing anything about someone's level of fitness, if you see them knock out multiple reps of full range of motion, strict pull-ups, you can accurately guess that they are a pretty strong and athletic individual. GymnasticBodies training approaches pulling work in a specific order so, for those of

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Defy Gravity with the Ultimate Plank

The straddle planche is a key position in gymnasticbodies training, and it all starts with the plank.

Imagine a move where your upper body floats in the air, your legs elevate off the ground, and your entire body is supported only by your hands. You are defying gravity, as those who witness your skills swoon at the jaw-dropping feat of what looks like a superhuman feat. Impressive, right!? We are all captured

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Prep Your Muscle-up With This 1 Underrated Exercise

GymnasticBodies Russian Dip builds amazing muscle-up strength.

If you’ve got your sights set on developing the muscle-up, then you’re in the right place! One of the best ways to prep your body to execute this skill is to develop sufficient bent arm strength (BAS) to handle the transition. And, like any amazing goal or accomplishment – the key to success for everything

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Solve the Handstand Push-up Riddle with This 1 Powerful Exercise

GymnasticBodies athlete shows how to perform a box headstand push-up for handstand pushup training.

Strap in for this simple, yet highly effective overhead pressing progression that will not only take you a step closer to a handstand push-up but also prepare you for other beastly pressing variations. With the tips provided here, all of your overhead positions with benefit, including those found in Olympic Weightlifting, rock climbing, and handstand

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Muscle-ups from the Top Down

The rings top support is a critical part of muscle-up mastery.

It is not uncommon to see someone who can easily knock out tons of pull-ups and dips try a muscle-up and fail miserably. Despite all their strength they still remain below the rings with nothing to show for the effort.  Rather than seeing these athletes resorting to kipping, which inevitably results in subpar results, we

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