Over at Gymnastic Bodies Christopher Sommer posted an interesting looking mobility exercise. Lat Flys … and like most gymnastics exercises these look deceptively easy. combines rotator cuff, scapular protraction and scapular retraction all within a single exercise. Recommended dose: 2 to 3 sets of 15-30 reps twice per week.
More gymnastics stuff today. Here is a video with some good drills to improve your handstands. Key Elements: Posterior Pelvic Tilt – flattening the lower back, to eliminate arching Protraction of the scapulae – Cue: ”Chest in” Scapular elevation – Cue “covering the ears”, shrugging up via Gymnastics Coaching
Over at Gymnastic Bodies you can see a demonstration of Planche Dips. An excellent exercise to build upper body pushing strength. Progressions: This movement may also be performed with a tuck, advanced tuck, ½ lay or lay in addition to the straddle planche position demonstrated in the video. And before I get any comments on [...]