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wzrdgandalf


Jul 31, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Bodyweight Gymnastics training
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So recently I found myself at a plateau. I decided that I needed to increase my core strength and one day at the gym a one time gymnast came in and blew my mind with how strong he was. After two months of body weight only handstand training and planche progressions, I have seen quite a bit of improvement.
Yes you dont want to over do your push muscles, but I think that this kind of training is perfect to combat tendonitis, and increase shoulder girdle and core strength.
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/...rticles&Itemid=3
Tell me what you think.


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Aug 1, 2011, 12:19 AM
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wzrdgandalf wrote:
So recently I found myself at a plateau. I decided that I needed to increase my core strength and one day at the gym a one time gymnast came in and blew my mind with how strong he was. After two months of body weight only handstand training and planche progressions, I have seen quite a bit of improvement.
Yes you dont want to over do your push muscles, but I think that this kind of training is perfect to combat tendonitis, and increase shoulder girdle and core strength.
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/...rticles&Itemid=3
Tell me what you think.
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/...p;id=83&Itemid=4


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habitat


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wzrdgandalf wrote:
So recently I found myself at a plateau. I decided that I needed to increase my core strength and one day at the gym a one time gymnast came in and blew my mind with how strong he was. After two months of body weight only handstand training and planche progressions, I have seen quite a bit of improvement.
Yes you dont want to over do your push muscles, but I think that this kind of training is perfect to combat tendonitis, and increase shoulder girdle and core strength.
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/...rticles&Itemid=3
Tell me what you think.

There are much better places to start in my opinion;

http://www.dragondoor.com/articles/building-an-olympic-body-through-bodyweight-conditioning/default.aspx

In fact, the whole dragon door bodyweight site is an awesome resource, for example Brad Jackson's articles on OAP and 2x4 pinch pullups...

Be very careful starting gymnastics if you are an old man like I am; the wrist and other joints are stressed extremely in many movements...that said, I think it can be a good plateau buster if done correctly.


mr.tastycakes


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wzrdgandalf wrote:
After two months of body weight only handstand training and planche progressions, I have seen quite a bit of improvement.

Tell me what you think.

What kind of improvement? Sent projects? In what style - bouldering, sport, or trad? Have you improved your best, or consistent, onsight or flash grade? How long have you been climbing, how long have you been on a plateau, and what level were you stuck at?

Don't be shy, give us the spraydown. Numbers, man. I'm interested in hearing about what works for other people, training-wise.


t.e.d


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habitat wrote:
wzrdgandalf wrote:
So recently I found myself at a plateau. I decided that I needed to increase my core strength and one day at the gym a one time gymnast came in and blew my mind with how strong he was. After two months of body weight only handstand training and planche progressions, I have seen quite a bit of improvement.
Yes you dont want to over do your push muscles, but I think that this kind of training is perfect to combat tendonitis, and increase shoulder girdle and core strength.
http://www.gymnasticbodies.com/...rticles&Itemid=3
Tell me what you think.

There are much better places to start in my opinion;

http://www.dragondoor.com/articles/building-an-olympic-body-through-bodyweight-conditioning/default.aspx

In fact, the whole dragon door bodyweight site is an awesome resource, for example Brad Jackson's articles on OAP and 2x4 pinch pullups...

Be very careful starting gymnastics if you are an old man like I am; the wrist and other joints are stressed extremely in many movements...that said, I think it can be a good plateau buster if done correctly.

Looks like the same article to me...


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