Streamline Your Workouts AND Get the Most out of Them!
Yes! Working out CAN be simple with the right tools. Incorporate these three tactics in your exercise program and your body will thank you. Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM focuses on increasing mobility and strength throughout your body in a balanced fashion. This, in turn, prevents injury while maximizing progress. Ensuring these strategies are included in your exercise routine will result in a sleek, effective workout plan that covers all of your fitness bases!
Increase Your Range of Motion
The most important thing you can have in your exercise routine is a form of stretching or mobility. Why? To prevent injury, eliminate stiffness, move better, and, in turn, make more progress. Some form of joint mobilization is a must if your goal is to stay fit for the long haul. Don’t skimp here, and remember, this is priority number one.
If you’ve never included mobility or stretching into your exercise regime before, that’s okay. It’s easy to start when you have the right resources. GymnasticBodies Training does the thinking for you by integrating mobility into each workout. Having trouble sticking with it? You can always reach out to us if you need a little help making this a habit.
Compound Your Strength Through Movement
Movement training is the holy grail of GSTTM. You’ll learn sweet skills and get in superior condition! Confidence in how you move is liberating and gymnasts are certainly one of the masters. If you weren’t lucky enough to train gymnastics as a child, that’s no problem! We will literally start your training from the ground up by first having you master basic movements on the ground. Gradually, you have the option to build off of those skills by increasing the complexity of your movement practice.
To get your body ready for skills like this thoracic bridge (video below), start with some basic strength training and mobilization. Most of the time, adults have plenty of strength to begin learning skills but need a little boost with their mobility. Assess your strength and start freeing your joints and muscles of tension.
Back up your general mobility and movement with focused strength training and stretching. It’s always important to target specific muscles and joints to boost progress. You may notice you have some muscular or mobility imbalances. These can manifest in many ways, like having one shoulder that is much stronger or tighter than the other. Don't worry, everyone naturally has these asymmetries but it is best to balance them out as much as possible.
Isolated stretches and strength exercises are your best friend in these situations. Use isolated exercises to free your tighter muscles and balance strength between muscles. Once you’ve achieved more symmetry between sides, your training will feel even better and keep you from getting injured due to imbalances. GymnasticBodies training always orients around a balanced physique.
Elements of a Complete Training Week:
- Feed your joints and muscles the fuel they desire. Increase range of motion through mobility exercises.
- Move! Strengthen your body, learn skills, and condition yourself through movement training.
- Isolate your joints and muscles to balance your body. This will prevent injury and ultimately enhance your progress.
GymnasticBodies Online Workouts will help guide you to improved mobility, skilled movement, and complete strength!