No Brain, No Gain: Coach Sommer’s Guide to Achieving Athletic Excellence
The “no pain, no gain” approach to your physical training should be immediately tossed out and replaced with “no brain, no gain”. The problem with this outdated training philosophy is that die-hard fitness fanatics often use this reasoning as an excuse to push themselves to the extreme, even at the expense of their most valuable asset: their bodies.
This worldwide epidemic has sparked a refreshing approach to sustainable fitness. Who knew that the secret to achieving long-term success while staying injury free was to use your brain? This realization brings light to the term “no brain, no gain” which was coined by GymnasticBodies founder, Coach Christopher Sommer.
Ahhh, there is hope for us yet!
In this post, we will look into the minds of the elite and learn how to harness tricks of the trade that will reveal the champion inside you.
Basics, Basics, and More Basics!
The best in the world are obsessed with the basics, and you should be too. While many of us will not likely become Olympic level gymnasts in this lifetime, it is well documented that mastery of the basics will make you stronger than you ever could imagine.
Will it be monotonous at times? Surely! But it’s the fundamental work that makes the high-intensity sexy work possible later. In fact, the many successful GB Athletes have built most of their strength with the basic level exercises from the GB Foundation Series.
The GB Online Courses will lead you to a rock-solid foundation and limitless potential!
Think of these foundational exercises as the stepping stones towards advanced gymnastic strength. Without physical preparation and a firm understanding of the mechanics of the body, learning more complex movements like the handstand will be outside of your reach.
The moral of the story is…never underestimate the power of the basics!
High-Quality Training Over High Quantity Repetitions
Achieving excellence in your training requires a “do whatever it takes” attitude and a never-ending hunger for success. While it's easy to get sucked into the mentality that more is better, don't let that deter you from performing your utmost quality work.
For those who are new to the GymmasticBodies training system, this means dialing back your training and perfecting your craft. Mastering your bodyweight will take time and focused effort to accomplish, and achieving excellence in your training is no exception.
Only quality work will lead you to quality results. Performing jaw-dropping feats of strength like the straddle planche (shown at the top of the article) requires an indomitable will and a methodical approach to your training. With the GB Courses as your guide, you can pave your way towards a new life of strength and excellence.
Consistency: The Key to Unlock Limitless Progress
Consistency is the single most important factor when it comes to making progress in any endeavor, but especially so when it comes to Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM. The bottom line is that you can have all the talent in the world, but if you lack consistency in your training then your mobility and strength development will soon come to an abrupt halt.
Even individuals with average physical capabilities can achieve astonishing results and change their physiques. Any other aspect of your training can be learned in time however, there is no substitute for hard work.
Getting in great shape requires zero talent to start. It does, however, take commitment to regularly put in your best effort. In GSTTM, and in life, consistent and mindful practice breeds success, which sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
While perfection is never truly attainable, if you chase perfection in your GymnasticBodies Training then you will certainly catch athletic excellence along the way.