Building the Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training by Christopher Sommer () [Christopher Sommer] on musicmarkup.info General InformationCHAPTER TWO Tools of the Trade9For this first volume in the Gymnastic Bodies series, the following tools BUILDING. All Gymnastic Bodies Courses follow the same highly successful instructional method and course structure. If you are already familiar with another GB Course, .
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Be especially conscientious in locking your arms and turning out the rings at the top of each repetition 5 Progressions for developing the XR shoulder stand are found in the Basic Ring Strength 3 essay. This also means that if an rx d movement is too easy, you may scale upwards as well. The key difference between these two variations is that the hands will remain behind the shoulders at all times during the descent and ascent of t he PL Walks, whereas in the Cast Wall Walks the hands are directly under the sho ulders.
Time spent resting does not count toward the 10 minute total. Strive to perform the 10 minutes of HS Wall Runs i n as few sets as possible. U nless you are already extremely well conditioned gymnastically, this should be a very challenging workout. To this end perfor m the Side Lever Pulls then rest 60 sec, perform the Overhead Lunges alternate legs on each rep for a total of 5 reps on each leg then rest 60 sec, perform th e finally Backward Sled Sprint and then rest 60 sec, and finally perform the NGH R natural glute ham raise and then rest 5 minutes before beginning the next mo dified giant set.
Be meticulous in u sing a full ROM with a moderate tempo.
Go deep enough on the step forward so that the rear left knee gentl y brushes the ground. Under no circumstances should the rear knee either hit or bounce off of the ground. Return to a stand and repeat on the other side. Thi s would equal two reps. The best substitute, and possible ev en better than the sled sprints, is to run up a very steep hill with a weighted vest.
If you are able, add a nkle weights to today s Hip Extensions. To p erform the squats jumps, squat down fully and then jump as high as possible. La nd, re-squat fully and touch the hands to the ground. This constitutes one repe tition.
Do not pause in between the repetitions. Continue in this fashion until y ou have covered the entire 20m of Squat Jumps without rest.
If in doubt go lower rather than higher and remember to BEND the knees upon landing! It is not required to perform the same number of reps on each exercise. Be especially conscientious in l ocking your arms and turning out the rings at the top of each repetition.
Now keeping the elbows locked and the body completely straight, lean as far forward as possible into a correct PL position. Your feet will rema in on the ground for the entire repetition.
It is not nece ssary to use the same body position for both the ascent and descent. To this end perfor m the Weighted Archups then rest 60 sec, perform the Killers then rest 60 sec, p erform the GHR then rest 60 sec, and then finally perform the Sled Sprint and th en rest 5 minutes before beginning the next modified giant set.
To perform Killers, first assume a right kneeling lunge position where the right foot is in front and flat on the g round with the right knee bent at approx. The left leg will be behind with the left knee on the ground approximately behind the heel of the right foot and the toes of the left leg curled under to aid in the coming j ump.
From this position, explode upward into the air as high as possible. At t he top of the jump, switch the right leg backward and the left leg forward landi ng in the opposite lunge position.
This constitutes one repetition. Continue f or the prescribed number of repetitions. DO NOT bounce off of the ground with this knee or injury will result. If your quads are not seriously fatigued, you are not working hard enough. Go directly from one cycle to the next with no additional rest. If you do come down, that cycl e does not count towards your total of 12 cycles. No w kick up into a handstand widely straddling your legs so that they wrap around the straps.
Straighten and lock your arms as much as possible and begin timing your HS. The intensity can be further increased by ensuring that your elbows are com pletely locked and straight. If you do not have parallets , possible substitutions include kettlebells, dumbbells or pushup bars.
The variations used should initially begin with one that is quite easy and then get progressively more difficult from warm-up set to warm-up set. Rest minutes in between giant sets.
Take a few breaths and then move on to Negative HeSPU performing 2 reps f ollowed by 6 steps of HS Wall Runs, continue on upward through the HSPU progress ions in this fashion until you reach the hardest variation you are capable of, r est minutes and then reverse ladder back to the beginning. You will now hav e completed one round.
If performing two reps at a time is too difficult, drop to one repetition of each variation.
If p erforming two is too easy, increase to three, four or even five reps per variati on. It is not neces sary to use the same body position for both the ascent and descent. Reading Building the Gymnastics Body , it is easy to get a little despondent, as many of the so-called beginner skills and conditioning exercises are actually quite advanced.
They do a muscle up just to get in the start position for the rings. The muscle up is to gymnastics what tying your shoes is to running.
So Building the Gymnastics Body is, in many cases, a step too far for most as a starting point. I hesitate to call these watered down, but they are.
They offer a great step-by-step guide to achieving gymnastics skills, starting at a very low point — ideal for most. The thing that really stands out for me is that every single exercise has a corresponding mobility drill to assist with its development. Probably the skill most wanted by trainees is the ability to do a handstand, and Coach Sommer has just delivered again in the form of Handstand One H1. I bought H1 a day or so after its release and then spent a day or so reading. One of the things I am most interested in with this dual approach is to see what else it allows you to do.
The added mobility and supple strength from the handstand series should translate to better overhead squatting, barbell snatches, and other double overhead work. Typically when you need to start doing corrective work on people with the FMS system, you will need to address shoulder mobility early on. I know that single kettlebell work is a tremendous tool for working in a corrective manner while still getting in a tough session. One of the strong points of the H1 system is that every single exercise comes with an accompanying video, so you can see firsthand what it should look like.
Overall though, both the Foundation One and Handstand One courses are exceptional value to me. They contain a great systematic way of progressing skills and physical abilities that address the strength and mobility required simultaneously. For instructors looking for new ideas on bodyweight strength or for ways to add more difficult options into a Primal Move class , both of these courses are ideal.
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