Planche Leans Get You Strong

GymnasticBodies female athlete uses upper body and core strength to hold a planche lean.

Millions of fitness enthusiasts all over the world train the plank position, but the question of where to go from here remains largely unresolved. Yogis jump straight into crow pose, with their knees resting on the shelf created by their bent elbows, but this does not translate into the straight-arm strength required for more advanced strength training.

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Upper Body Mastery: How to Properly Build Your Muscle-Up

GymnasticBodies athlete performs a muscle-up on rings outdoors.

Why is it, do you think, that so many people who can do strict pull-ups and dips, may not be able to come close to a strict muscle-up? The answer is pretty simple, and the reasoning behind this article: it’s because a muscle-up is more than just a pull-up and a dip. Specifically, a properly

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Get Your Perfect Pull-up: Expert Advice For Better Results

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates upper body strength with a pull-up.

Everyone does pull-ups in one way or another nowadays, whether they are strict, banded, kipping, jumping, or some other acrobatic variation that involves multiple pieces of inventive manufacturing. The question, then, is not whether or not you are training pull-ups, but rather are you training pull-ups correctly. There are many factors to consider, such as

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All About Dips: How to Train Them Safely and Effectively

GymnasticBodies female athlete demonstrates beginning dip progression, the tricep dip.

Go ask ten people how to train dips, and whether or not you should do them at all, and you are very likely going to receive ten different answers. Gymnasts, bodybuilders, and CrossFitters all do dips on a regular basis, but each performs them with such wildly different technique that they might as well be separate exercises.

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Ring Rows Build Bodyweight Strength for Rope Climbing

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates ring rows, which develop shoulder strength and flexibility.

The bodyweight row is an incredible exercise that many people mistakenly overlook, thus missing out on its potential benefits. Ring rows build the bodyweight strength necessary for rope climbing, and they help correct muscular imbalances and deficiencies that could lead to shoulder injuries. They are infinitely scalable to match or challenge your current level of strength, and they pay huge dividends

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Push into Your Most Effective Upper Body Exercise

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates an incline pushup from the GB Foundation Series.

The pushup is one of the most common bodyweight exercises in the world, but the question is: are you doing them properly? Odds are you could build more strength than you ever thought possible by slightly tweaking how you perform this one simple exercise. Here at GymnasticBodies, the pushup is viewed as an entry-level progression for more

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