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  3. Matthew Walker

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    Asad, "If it hurt why the f*ck did you keep doing it?" - My orthopedic surgeon This is what he said during my first appointment after I was doing this type of stuff and destroyed both of my arms. Almost a year later and a few thousand dollars less in my pocket I am now finally able to train again....starting with incline rows and pushups. Let my stupidity/ego and the advice of the coaches save you a lot of time, pain, and money.
  4. Matthew Walker

    Coach, you say the splits stretching class isn’t conditioning but...

    I tried out the 150 rep Calf Sequence that was added recently. Pretty fun to try. Didn't make it very far. I'll probably just use a wheelchair or scoot around on my butt for the next day or two for recovery.
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  6. Coach Sommer

    Carpet bonded foam flooring

    Contact Dollamur flooring. They may be able to custom length a 6’x24’ roll for you. Yours in Fitness, Coach Sommer
  7. Shaun Purvis

    Carpet bonded foam flooring

    Building my basement into a small gym and would like to line a section of the concrete floor with carpet bonded foam. Problem is that I only have about a 12'x12' section to cover and can only find the foam sold in rolls of 6'x62', which is way too much. Has anybody ever seen carpet bonded foam sold by the foot? Or any other smaller quantity option (other than the portable 10'x5' rolls)? Also, any tips about layering between the concrete and foam would be appreciated!
  8. Asad Chaman-Ali

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    Okay fine if its joint tendon prep your guys are saying what should i do instead buy a climbing rope or something like that? And do build up to 5x5 legless long stroke rope climbs. Apparently it do got a carryover to One arm pull up and it have some shoulder elbow conditioning effect too!
  9. PAUL DALY

    equipment for twisting arch ups

    i had shopped for these but had not seen one at this price point! thanks. and sadly, no access to a kid. . . they've gotten much to big for that! enjoy them while they are still able to do stuff like that it doesn't last.
  10. Avi Samuel

    Building a power rack with built-in Stall bars?

    What did this COMBO look like when posted? What does it look like now? Curious.
  11. Matthew Walker

    equipment for twisting arch ups

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Strength-Deluxe-Roman-Chair-Hyperextension-Bench/43939424?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222228031875094&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=59969563352&wl4=aud-481962823846:pla-122981884112&wl5=9006623&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=43939424&veh=sem&gclid=CjwKCAjw6vvoBRBtEiwAZq-T1bz3JWfedG5SFiFKI3sE6U86VH9KpB_hbOX8CuPhdRmvkq67LfYHkRoC3VsQAvD_BwE Or if you have a child available...
  12. PAUL DALY

    equipment for twisting arch ups

    i currently have access to a device that works great for this exercise, but will be losing that as we are moving The gym options where I'm going have no stall bars or straps. And the back extension devices they have are all of the typical type where your feet are more or less on the floor. here's an example of what i mean in case it's not clear https://www.amazon.com/CAP-Strength-45-Degree-Hyperextension/dp/B001105FNK/ref=asc_df_B001105FNK/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=216514740623&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4525157097815854798&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003751&hvtargid=pla-349512594449&psc=1 the items you could purchase for home use that have feet parallel to the floor are all a little expensive for me -- and take up more room than I'd like to dedicate. any suggestions?
  13. Coach Sommer

    Coach, you say the splits stretching class isn’t conditioning but...

    LOL. Just means you have seriously deconditioned calves. Don’t worry, they will adapt relatively quickly. Actually I am being quite kind only assigning 60reps, my own athletes did 150reps of each. Yours in Fitness, Coach Sommer
  14. Alessandro Mainente

    Coach, you say the splits stretching class isn’t conditioning but...

    Hey Joshua, there is no possibility to push the range of motion at the end range if the muscles is not enough strong. this is pretty common, especially on legs range fo motion. not a case all my clients following the foundation's legs course have more improvements compared to those who do not follow a structured strengthening program for the legs.
  15. Coach, you say the splits stretching class isn’t conditioning but... 3 sets of 60 calf raises seems like a pretty good conditioning session to me. My calves were on fire and I had DOMS the next day. Wont this actually tighten them?
  16. Patrick Skutley

    Zero Ankle Mobility

    Thanks for being honest. May try the PT route just to narrow down if there is any hope for me or not. Thanks.
  17. Hen Finkelstain

    How to fix rounded shoulders

    Thanks!
  18. Eloy Bote

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    Asad, strength is something that could come from the main muscles needed for a good execution, or from compensatory muscles for a bad execution. In the calisthenics community you can see a lot of people doing exercises with a bad form just using compensation, and the truth is that they end with bad and even chronic injuries. The compensation comes from muscles that are not supposed to work on that load with that execution, the more you compensate the less the main muscles will work and therefore the compensatory muscles will need to work even more with time: the result is very bad for you. It would be great if the compensatory muscles could get strong enough but that won't happen, they are not mean to do what you are making them to do! If you can afford gymnasticbodies program maybe you can at least do it with a friend, there are some couples here that do that! The program is meant to be personal but if you train together you can progress together.
  19. Alessandro Mainente

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    This is one of the biggest mistakes that people will never understand. if you need to warm up yourself for 1 hour before doing an exercise it is not because you need warmup, it is because you are not ready for that exercise. body thinks ib function of exercise and not for single muscles conditioning. you can use a magic trick, tool, objects. but the reality it is that body adapts to exercise and specific joint angles. do you have elbow pain? then in the exercise where you feeling pain, you are not enough prepared. do you feel pain in serratus anterior? probably is by far worse than elbow because it is a shoulder/scapulae stabilizer. said that, again, do you have pain here? your serratus anterior is not enough prepared for. we are offering you a training life without injury. but seems that you are still convinced of your idea, no matter 40+ yo of Coach's experience and my almost 10 years experience working with adults. now, you want suggestion but hearing what you are saying about the elbow, serratus anterior, rotator cuff, you are not prepared for your goals. not enough and I do not want to give you suggestions taking responsibility for further injuries. sorry, it's now my way to work. sincerely, I'm not going to convince you anymore.
  20. Asad Chaman-Ali

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    Look coach and alex. why do your mean do what i want to do. It is my own fault that i get injured. I actually did a heck alot of joint prep for the elbows forearms in the past. Which i still do sometimes for keeping them strong. For all that heavy pulling pushing. It is not everybody who can afford gymnasticbodies i really inside do wanted to get a gymnasticbodies program. The elbows isnt my problems more my lats serratus rotator cuff needs to be a heck alot of warm before i am even capable of doing the slightiest bit of One arm pull up.
  21. Coach Sommer

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    Asad, Go do what you want. It is clear that you are reluctant to follow Alex’s advice and are going to continue to quibble and nitpick. After you get injured and heal, you will be much more open to following sound advice; even when that advice is contrary to what you want to hear. Yours in Fitness, Coach Sommer
  22. Coach Sommer

    Which Handstand Program

    H1 is the primary development course for the basic freestanding handstand. The other handstand follow along classes are supplemental. Yours in Fitness, Coach Sommer
  23. Alessandro Mainente

    Which Handstand Program

    hey Joshua, first of all, post your handstand form in the correct private section. that i'll tell you what you need. BUT if you recognize by yourself that you need the mobility you should follow handstand one and the thoracic bridge course.
  24. Matthew Walker

    Caveats when using doorway pull-up bar

    Ignore all the warnings about concrete walls. It's not correct. I've been fastening things to masonry, wood, and metal for decades. A hollow cinder block wall with anchors can support thousands of pounds.
  25. Joshua Stevens

    Which Handstand Program

    I previously purchased HS1 before GymTV existed. I now see that there are multiple HS courses in the All Access package, many of which are overlapping. What is the best way to navigate these as a fit beginner that can only hold for about 3 seconds currently (I have the strength but not the mobility or balance)
  26. Matthew Walker

    Restarting Again - Foundations or All Access

    I bought Foundation 1-4, HS1/2 and Movement about 2 years ago and ended up injuring both of my arms horribly (unrelated incident, not from GB training). I just basically reset from scratch a little while ago and I ended up coming back to GB and getting the all access thing after a while of debating with myself and going back and forth about it. In the end I decided that it's worth it because I like to be able to access anything whenever I feel like it. They have a good collection of videos/classes along with the existing Foundation, Handstand, Movement, Rings, etc. courses and they add new ones frequently and are always improving the interface. The scheduling feature is very nice as well. But in the end value is 100% subjective. You'd just have to decide if you like it or not and if it's worth the price.
  27. Alessandro Mainente

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    I have 2 students who, after completing the foundations rope climbing section, had the one arm chin up. in the other cases, it represents a good transition from one arm partial pullup to full range of motion one arm pullup.
  28. Asad Chaman-Ali

    Rope climb Negatives cirques.

    And if i should follow Alex advice by conditioning my elbows shoulders. Did he actually got a full deadhang OAP by only doing rope climb or not?
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