body transformation through gymnastic strength training
Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:10 AM
i hurt my shoulder so i was off training for along time, i then started off doing some body weight exercise/basic gymnastic exercise and seen o.k improvement to upper back and arms
but i am also limted on some of the execises i can do becuase of my shoulder, so this is going to limit my results strength wise and improvemnt to improving my physique
so the point of this point is for this question
how many of you seen some really good improvements to your physique from doing gymnastic strength exersises?
p.s this is a really good webiste =)
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:23 PM
my back, pecs, shoulders and biceps increase in size and also if i'm losing steadily body fat (i can see it from abs and muscle definition)...i increase my weigth little by little, and i suppose is 100% muscle..
training is not the only one factor, nutrition pays a big role...by the way since i started train ring strength steadily the muscles become bigger also using weigthed exercises...i usually take the max reps between 3-6..where six is a great compromise between mass and strength..i do that with the only purpose of equilibrate my body now (the left arm is a little bit smaller than the rigth)...so when they will be at the same level i'll return to 3-5...
sure that if you want a great body shape you can use the gymnastic way, but it's not the fastest way
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:41 AM
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:27 PM
What kind of training did you use for your neck? I've been doing 2x25 lying flexions with a weight plate (front and both sides) and extensions (with neck harness) and been seeing okay results, but my neck strength and size is still not what it should be.
Edit: Forgot to say, your build is very interesting. You and Sliz look very similar. You have the same look of density if you know what I mean. Very unlike the body of a body builder who literally looks like his muscles are puffed up instead of just being large.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:23 AM
since i've injurued my wrist i'm trying only static headbalance..not to bad now, i'm at 7-8 secs without hands on floor
for the rest yes only WOD...nothing more
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:35 PM
you can start also practice only headstand and you will see the improvement..be careful, the volume must the progressive, inflammation to the neck can be behind the angle!!!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:52 PM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:29 PM
in this phase try to maintain the legs a little bit bent and after with the time spread and the hips opened..
when you can easy reach 30-40 seconds on this position you can start to slow down your legs and feel how you have to counterbalance the legs weigth with you butt's movement in backward direction...you have to hear when is the moment to take the butt back and when to restore it position...
when this phase becomes easy you can try tapping headspin...where you use your hands (there iso not a perfect hands position, for example i put them near my ears during the inital taps) to complete some round, you can make your tecnqique more clean when you got headspin but in the beginning the best tap position is in front of you doing a triangle with hand-head-hand...
is not important how many taps you use to complete one round but you have to get confidence with the rotation..
i prefer before twist the torso and the legs follow the movements, i discourage in my courses to kick with the legs to take speed because you can lose balance and it's not the best thing..
so start putting the hands down every 1/8 of round...doing many rounds
as you become stable you can pass to put the hands down at 1/4 of rounds
after 1/2 and after every 1 or 2 rounds...
at this point yuo are able to do some free headstand headspin...
as the number of "hands tappings" decreases you will be stronger (at the beginning is easy becomes tired) and you need less taps to do headspin...so if at the start to make practice you need 5-6 roounds, with the time you need 10-15 of tapping headspin
at the beginning slow down the legs will be very difficult but for your purpose is sufficient headspin with elevated legs
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:42 PM
bdk1786 i will checkout the diffent vids of slizzardman physique( hes a beast is,nt he lol)
looking well alex87 i defo gota give them headstand a try then lol
so what kinds of gymnastic exercises do you do?
Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:14 PM
i love rings and pommel work so i focused on the skills of these apparatus, nothing more.
i progress througth the rings skill cutting the exercise in subsequence and after i unify them.
sure that before i follow the progression to prepare the connective structure