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Riding bikes and lifting weights
Terry C. Bailey posted a topic in Getting StartedHello, 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
Stephen Nevins posted a topic in Getting StartedHey 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!
Weightlifting and GST
Vince Musci posted a topic in Getting StartedHey. 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.
Is GST for me?
Coleen Vidakovic posted a topic in Getting StartedHello! 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!