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  1. Jojo Colinares

    Can one do GST and lift weights?

    Hi! I'm just wondering how gymnasts eventually get those ripped bodies. Have they ever lifted weights or was it just because of the discipline in going through the series? Can a chubby person really get ripped through GST (without ever doing weightlifting)? In Coach's one video in Stretch series, he mentioned that "Stretch series shouldn't be done before a workout. As to what type of workout, it's up to you." Or something like that. Does that mean that one can also insert lifting weights on top of Foundation and Stretches? Thanks! Jojo
  2. Jonathan Lijoi

    Fundamentals Programming

    Hi Everyone, So I completed the Fundamentals series but definitely need to repeat it as I am quite tight and have lots to work on. I am a fairly experienced weightlifter and have tried to focus on the GST work but I feel like I’m not quite getting sweaty enough with the Fundamentals series (for lack of better explanation). Would doubling or tripling the daily workouts so I’m getting 30-45 minutes of work to compared to 15 be advisable? Any advice or thoughts are welcome and appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Michael Hussle

    Mobility for Weightlifting

    Hello all, first time back here in a long time. I know it might be heresy on here but I prefer weights most of the time to gymnastic training. Now that that's out of the way, I also know lifters do a bad job of mobility most of the time. I know I do. Case in point my shoulders are killing me lately. I know I have nobody to blame but myself for being lazy and not working on shoulder mobility, and now I want to a) fix the problem and b) bulletproof my shoulders and other joints moving forward. BUT I still want to lift So my question for y'all is what is the best way to incorporate the mobility from gymnastics for lifting? And specifically for injury prevention?
  4. Hello guys, I'm new to this forum as well as to gymnastics. I'm 19 years old and have done strength training for the last couple years. I want to learn some basic skills in gymnastics like Handstand(-Pushups), L-Sits, Muscle-Ups, Splits..., but I simultaneously want to work on my strength with barbell exercises, maybe some olympic lifts. Are there any programs you can recommend? I don't want to buy a program I didn't hear any opinoins in the first place. Thank you, Samuel
  5. Christopher  Omeltschenko


    I heard that many members follow a 5/3/1 program during foundation training. I can't find anything in the forums about that.
  6. David Kan

    F1 and/or H1?

    I train weightlifting 3 times per week at a weightlifting specialty gym in Lawndale, CA. I am interested in either F1 or H1 (or both) as an accessory to generally strengthen my joints, especially my shoulders. Taking into account that I am focusing on weightlifting, is F1 and H1 together too much? Which one would be a priority if I had time for just one? Can I get a benefit from working F1 and/or H1 without making them my "main thing"? Thanks in advance for the answers. I want to make an informed purchase. PS Does access to the content expire at some point after the purchase is made? dk
  7. ForzaCavaliere

    What is the best strength test?

    I would have liked to ask "What is the most complete strength test?" but obviously such a test would involve every movement known to man. But really, how can you determine who is the strongest? As for the definition of strength, I'm not really to certain so it can be quite lenient in regards to this question; but one requisite is that there should be a combination of brute strength and athleticism. Pure weightlifters can say "I can lift more than you in *particular lift* therefore I am stronger", but calisthenics experts may also say something like "yeah, well, can you do this *particular movement*?" Which one is more valid, if either? The strength should be applicable in real world scenarios, such as lifting a car out of a slippery ditch, or uprooting a man-sized tree, because what use is any other strength? In such a test, would you make it a circuit routine for who can do particular exercises? Would you include standard "exercises" or a new one for the sake of testing (such as, say, metal bending). All I can think to include really is a deadlift (genuine test of total body strength), and... weighted pullups. Any ideas? EDIT: What I had in mind was a method for discerning who out of two people is the stronger one. Arm wrestling should be in there somewhere.
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