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  2. Everett Carroll

    Should I stop gaining weight..?

    Hi Geonho, Thanks for posting. What sort of programming have you been using lately for your bodyweight training? Have you been gaining mostly muscle? To achieve the skills you mentioned, you should definitely be starting on the GymFit Subscription Foundation and Handstand workouts.
  3. Petra Dvorak

    Exercises for the Diaphragm Muscle

    Can you provide more details like age, general health, what is the reason of his weak breathing?
  4. Geonho Lee

    Should I stop gaining weight..?

    Hello! First, I hope you understand my not good English because I'm korean, I'm 68/168cm and 21 years old, I have big problem that can't do a handstand, planche, front lever and so on. I've been doing calisthenics for 1.3 years, I know that i have a very short period. I've started practice handstand for 5 months I can do it yet. I think that reason that I'm so heavy and weak than my strength and balance ability and I think I can do those technique if I practice consistently, but I want to know efficient method whether i have to practice many techniques after lose weight or keep now. please let me what should i do! thank you.
  5. Alessandro Mainente

    Exercises for the Diaphragm Muscle

    Hi Jawanda, the primary problem on the low ability to use diaphragm is the diaphragm tightness. when I make a test for my clients, as their spine does not extend and/or twist the more the ability to breathe with the belly. this means that restoring the spine range of movement is the first step to restore the diaphragm function.
  6. Eloy Bote

    Front/back flip?

    Yeah I agree with Alessandro. Tumbling can cause injuries if done in a safe environment, imagine in a non safe environment... Maybe you can find some place where they teach circus stuff. They usually teach aerial skills that include round offs, handsprings and flips, and they have pits.
  7. Charbel Ammar

    Front/back flip?

    No problem Alessandro, I understood what you said and agree with you, that will be a great risk I’m taking Thanks Anyway
  8. Yesterday
  9. Indeep Jawanda

    Exercises for the Diaphragm Muscle

    I was wondering if anybody could identify the core exercises from Foundations 1-4 (or any exercise for that matter) which have the greatest possible strengthening effect on the diaphragm muscle? The reason I ask. I have a relative who's breathing is kind of weak and the doctor recommended he look into ways of strengthening his diaphragm, which will in turn strengthen his breathing capacity. He was told that most of the respiratory muscles respond to principles of exercise training, acquiring physiological adaptations similar to others skeletal muscles. Only thing I could find was this website. https://calder.med.miami.edu/providers/PHYSICAL/resdia.html I read somewhere on this forum that hollow body holds could help. Thanks. Any answer would be highly appreciated. Quote Edit
  10. Coach Sommer

    Upcoming GB Seminars for 2018?

    Seminars are currently on hold and in the process of being replaced with a very extensive professional education program. Lots of good things to come there. Yours in Fitness, Coach Sommer
  11. Alessandro Mainente

    Front/back flip?

    are there a gymnastic club? trust me, it is not a matter of personal favor. As a gymnastics coach, I understand the risk under certain skill development and If i accept to give you suggest I accept that you can injure your neck, spine, knee, hips and the responsibility here will fall onto Coach Sommer because the is the founder of the platform where you've found suggestions.
  12. Alexander Willen

    Upcoming GB Seminars for 2018?

    Will there be Gymnastic Body seminars in 2019?
  13. Charbel Ammar

    Front/back flip?

    Yes Alessandro I know, the problem is I didn’t find someone who can train me and give me instructions on how to do them, I live in Lebanon, so if you know a gymnasticbodies coach here who knows about flips, it will be a big favor Charbel Ammar
  14. Alessandro Mainente

    Front/back flip?

    Personally, i do not give a technical suggestion for these movements. As I do in normal coaching gymnastics activity I prefer to work face to face...and you also you should.
  15. Last week
  16. Alessandro Mainente

    If the strongest people in the world are stretching...

    The strength of muscles is proportional to its resting length. the more a muscle shows a restriction in the resting length the less the strength it can shows. also is necessary understanding that the strength is exerted through specific direction and kinematics patterns. if you exert strength on a bad motor schema that can be altered by tissue restriction, then the performance will never be the best effort, NEVER.
  17. Eloy Bote

    If the strongest people in the world are stretching...

    Mobility is the combination of flexibility and strength, you can be very flexible but weak (people that only do passive stretching) or strong but very inflexible (people that only apply strength in a short Range Of Motion). If a powerlifter adds mobility to the workout can apply more strength in a wider ROM, but the thing is they don't do wide movements so they don't use mobility at all.
  18. I heard Coach Sommer say something along the lines of: "if the strongest people in the world are stretching their asses off, then why aren't you?", I think it was on the Tim Ferriss show. I believe it was referring to olympic lifters? My questions is: How does mobility translate into strength? I get that it's impossible to display strength if you can't move in a range of motion, and so if I were a kickboxer, it would be important to have the mobility for high kicks, so I can safely practice kicking faster/harder. ..But I have never heard of any power-lifters or strongmen doing "hard" stretching or advanced mobility work, Could they benefit from increased mobility?
  19. Charbel Ammar

    Front/back flip?

    (Since I don’t know when movement 2 and 3 will be released, and I don’t know whether they contain information about the flips...) Bad news for me, how do you suggest that I learn the back flip and front flip, is it a good idea to start learning them on mattresses ? Charbel Ammar
  20. Alessandro Mainente

    Front/back flip?

    Unfortunately no. Muscle activation, timing...everything is different.
  21. Charbel Ammar

    Front/back flip?

    Hello guys, My country take no interest in training gymnastics for adults, anyway today is Saturday and it’s movement day, does this help in anyway to learn front flip and backflip in the future ? Charbel Ammar
  22. Marco Levati

    Pain in the shoulder when doing handstand

    Good feedback. I paid more attention to my scaps position and even when holding a simple plank, I noticed that my right scap had a “bump”. Not the left. Looks like it is loose. I will book another appointment to a PT, but do you know which series I can use to stabilize my right scapula and make it less loose?
  23. Earlier
  24. Petra Dvorak

    Pain in the shoulder when doing handstand

    Ciao Marco I had a look at your video and it seems that you have poor stabilisation of the scapulae (both sides) I would recommend doing the exercises muuuch more slowly and paying attention to "glueing" your scapula to the ribs, starting already with a strong protraction like in the exercises of "stradle planche" Saluti Petra
  25. Alessandro Mainente

    Pain in the shoulder when doing handstand

    HOnestly, is impossible for me to make a diagnosis, these type of shoulder problems must be evaluated and solved face to face. Any type of suggestion can be potentially good but also potentially worse. I cannot take this responsibility. for the side lever work please use the proper foundation's section.
  26. Alessandro Mainente

    Rope climb cirques question vs ring OAC work

    The weak point is a combination of weak shoulder extension and weak elbow flexion. Unfortunately, I cannot make any type of conclusion because I've never trained you.
  27. Joseph Amburgey

    Fruit keeping sugar cravings alive?

    You make some great points. Helpful as always Everett; thank you! Might have to jump onto this dark chocolate train. I love the stuff. We'll see how I do with not inhaling the entire thing.
  28. Marco Levati

    Pain in the shoulder when doing handstand

    The problem was that due to a lot of hours on the computer, staying with the mouse too far away. So the rotator cuff which was pulling back the scapula and creating the space under the shoulder bone wasn’t doing completely the job. I have been doing the exercise above and now I can straight the arms overhead, however I don’t feel I can load yet, and try for instance a handstand. Should I integrate the exercise above with the new band series? Even in the side core workout I feel some uncomfort in the side plank position. Any comment in the form? https://youtu.be/YoNCs_wO5W0 thanks!
  29. Asad Chaman-Ali

    Rope climb cirques question vs ring OAC work

    But since its brachialis intensive rope climbing. My main question is does it have carryover to pronated grip OAP. I am mostly strong with pronated grip on the bar or rings to make a small motion depression the scapula bending the elbow arm to 45 degrees. But cant get past that stage. My right arm lat scapula is my right where i am able to get past from the dead to 45 degree arm angle but the weak point in my case is the biceps i think.
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