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  1. Gary Maher

    are my maths correct?

    I am currently trying to put on lean weight. i have tanata bathroom scales, i know they are not accurate but are supposed to be a good tool for monitering gains and losses in body fat. so my weight 8 weeks ago :178 at 12% body fat and my weight now :182 at 15% body fat my math :was 178/100 * 12% =21.36 pounds of fat :now 182/100 * 15% =27.3 pounds of body fat WTF? please help the thick guy over here its destroying my motivation
  2. Aivin Yappy

    Don't Use Height As An Excuse!

    I realised that many people think that they're too tall for gymnastics and that they can't achieve anything great once they're past 5'7" or something. I find that to be something that can be very discouraging and I know that we all need some motivation at times (as a taller guy myself). Having said that, it's still more important to focus on the journey and doing your best. I want to make this post so that taller people can have a reference to what's achievable even when you're tall (for gymnastics) and gain some motivation. Will you end up in the Olympic team? No. Can you achieve really high levels of strength? Absolutely, especially when following the type of quality resources that GymnasticBodies offers. Alexander Shatilov - 183cm (6') - Olympic Gymnast - Inverted Cross Kristian Thomas - 180cm (5'11") - Olympic Gymnast - Maltese Lachlan Walker - 185cm (6'1") - Level 7 Gymnast - Iron Cross Roye Goldschmidt - 190cm (6'3") Ivan Kajtaz - 180cm (5'11") - Calisthenics and Street Workout Athlete - Floor Maltese and Japanese Handstand Chris Heria - 183cm (6') - Calisthenics and Street Workout Athlete - Full Planche
  3. Hi all So, this is more of a motivational question than a technical one (although possibly not...) but I am very keen to hear if anyone out there has managed to develop decent range of motion on a squat, having previously had a very limited range (i.e. not being able to get below parallel)? My strength is good but my general flexibility is terrible and no more so in the squat position where i cannot hit anything approaching a decent depth. I get around this is weight lifting through the use of foot supports etc but it's still not that deep! While i have focused on additional stretches to help with this area (it's not the only problem area!), progress is slow and it's quite demoralising as I'm so far off being able to do some of the basic movements / stretches in the GB series that my "scaled down" version feel pretty redundant. I'm fairly convinced that ROM and flexibility is predominantly dictated by genetics / early life etc but can be improved through training. What i'm less clear about is the extent to which it can be improved. I'd love to believe that training / stretching can over-come chronic inflexibility to at least get you to a solid level i.e. one at which you can progress through the GB system and build on the strength elements. So, I would love to hear from anyone who's successfully overcome serious flexibility issues. Motivational issues apart, I'd also appreciate hearing if you've found something that really works for you in terms of improvement etc Thank you B
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