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Hello everyone! I have a technique question. When doing the middle split hold, should I lean backwards as I push the hips forwards, or should my trunk stay stationary? I'm wondering if the initial stages of manna are like a "reverse straddle planche". Thanks for the help!
Was wondering if anyone, including Coach, has over the years working with GST, noticed any improvement in general health parameters? More specifically with an improvement in their digestive ability (assimilation, absorption, circulation, elimination) after doing certain exercises in the GST curricula. I am thinking that core exercises such as hollow holds, body levers, v-ups, HLLs, russian twists, side arches and windshield wipers might somehow strengthen the muscles surrounding the the digestive appartus including the intestines, thereby massaging them, thereby making them function better which would ultimately lead to better digestion and absorption of your high quality food intake. Anybody have any thoughts or experiences in regards to this subject matter?
Hey everyone, I was at open gym the other week and asked the coach to take a look at my manna. I always worked my manna on the floor, as that's what I've always seen on gymnasticbodies, but the coach actually told me I should be training the manna on pbars. He told me it's actually easier on pbars. However, when I went to try it on the pbars, I could barely lift my hips to a v-sit position (feet pointing to the ceiling) whereas on the floor I'm entering my last stretch to achieving the manna. The coach summed it up to me actually "cheating" the manna on the ground my leaning back and compensating with the forearm strength I've amassed from ring training. So my question is, how does our wonderful Coach here at gymnasticbodies approach this? Is the manna on pbars harder or easier than the manna on floor? Which should I be working? P.S. I'll try to get a good picture of my manna on the floor to post.
A year ago, before I started the foundation program, I could do a very ugly L-sit for about 20 sec. This is me about a month ago messing around with L-sit variations just for fun. I was NOWHERE close to even being able to hold this. I can't wait to look back on this a year from now to see where I am.