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Hello, I am new-ish (I started the program and then got sick for a couple of weeks). I started this program hoping to eliminate the nagging minor injuries and general lack of flexibility that I experience while doing (mainly) standard barbell training. However; I do enjoy weightlifting, and I also like riding bikes (mountain and road). Should I quit or restrict either or both of these activities for the benefit of progressing in this program? Thank you, Terry
Hey Everyone! I'm Stephen and I'm just starting my GB journey. I know this post is a little premature ( I'm just starting fundamentals) and probably a repeat of someone else's question somewhere in this plethora of information, but I prefer to be prepared ahead of time. I've been reading posts about necessary equipment for F1/H1/Stretch, and noticed that it ranged from simple weights, a dowel, and rings ( all of which I own) to Stall bars and P bars, Paralettes, and straps ( all of which are a little more expensive). I'd like to know what would be an effective use of my money as I prepare to go further into the rabbit hole. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks!
Hey. So after listening to both episodes with Coach Sommer's on the Tim Ferris Show I decided to purchase the fundamentals course of GB. Im 22 years old, 6'3, 200lbs. For the past 8 years I have been a bodybuilder/powerlifter and like many people neglected to train mobility/ flexibility and joint strength. Because of this I suffer from compromised range of motion, inflexibility, and muscular imbalances (such as kyphotic Shoulders and in the lower back due to compensation from a slipped disk injury) It was the idea that GST could help correct these types of issues that I have. However, and this is my main question. I love bodybuilding and powerlifting and don't want to give them up. I know to get the most out of GB I would most likely have to only focus on GST and to correct the previously mentioned problems I would have to solely focus on GST for sometime (which I am fine with). Would the use of GST to recommended for someone like me who's main passion is bodybuilding/powerlifting? Do you thing I would still benefit from these types of training? Will my barbel and weighted work benefit from this type of training ? Please give any feed back you see fit, no matter how direct or straight forward. Thank you.
Hello! I was intrigued to hear Tim Ferriss's podcast with Coach Sommer. The training sounds fantastic. Could anyone please advise if this could be appropriate for me. I have previously been a runner & tri athlete, (with very little flexibility). I have been a mum and couch potato most recently, and also out of action due to a disc bulge in the Cervical and Thoracic spines in 2010. Fortunately no surgery need, just bed rest and pilates and all has come good. However I have lost all core strength and stability and don't do any heavy lifting but I have started playing tennis again. Are there any considerations for taking up the GST training, or am I better to go back to Pilates - I'm a little nervous? Many thanks!