Guest jhgym2 Posted September 11, 2008 Share Posted September 11, 2008 I think this was originally posted in the wrong forum, please take a look any help is always appreciated:---I've been working on establishing arm strength exercise groups for which I will include in our new conditioning program for my gymnasts. 2 sets, 5 reps max, cycle of 8-16 workouts. Each exercise group will have variations of exercises progressively getting harder (ROM, angle, etc.). The exercise groups are Overhead Pushing and Pulling, Front Pushing and Pulling, Downward Pushing and Upward Pulling. Where I'm running into trouble is listing out the order of exercise variations to follow for each group. I am finding that the exericises are becoming more and more complex and even end up on different apparatus. It seems I may be getting away from the original purpose, building maximum strength. Let me give an example and hopefully I can get some input as to if I'm headed the right direction. Exercise category: Downward Pushing (Dips) Order of Variations: Floor, Hands Elevated (Reverse Pushups) Parallettes, No Elevation (Reverse Pushups) Parallettes, Elevate Feet to Knees (Reverse Pushups) P-Bars, Support Feet at Hip Height (Reverse Pushups) P-Bars, Support Feet at Shoulder Height (Reverse Pushups) P-Bars, Support feet on Bars (Reverse Pushups) P-Bars, Elevate Feet to Elbow Height (Reverse Pushups) P-Bars, Dips P-Bars, Dips in Tuck Sit P-Bars, Dips in L-Sit Rings, Support Feet at Hips (Reverse Pushups) Rings, Support Feet at Shoulders (Reverse Pushups) Rings, Dips Rings, Dips in Tuck Sit Rings, Dips in L-Sit Am I getting way off base here? Should I stop these progressions at simple Parallel Bar Dips and just continue to add weight via weightvests? Also, I'm having a little trouble getting my head around when the athletes should upgrade the variation. Should they only do this at the end of a cycle (say by 10 workouts they have mastered their current variation for 2 sets, 5 reps with great form), or should I have them move up a variation every workout and base a wave cycle around this? Any help is always appreciated; this forum has been a great resource for me but I think it's time I asked for a little guidance. Thanks.--- Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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