Over at Gymnastic Bodies, Dillon Zirke explains a very important gymnastics exercise, the Planche Lean. “Again I will reiterate, a planche is all about the lean. I see many people attempt to “push up” into a planche. This is not correct. Even with tuck planches you should not be thinking about trying to lift your feet off […]
A Collection of Exercises and their Variations from Around the World.
Jen Comas Keck shows a nice core / abs exercise – band resisted jackknifes. If banded Jackknifes are too hard for your current level, you could lie on your back an do band pull ins like in video below.
Mark Rippetoe goes through the details of the Lying Triceps Extension, which he calls the fourth powerlift. An important exercise that will help you improve your bench press. The long head of the triceps muscle crosses multiple joints. Muscles that do that have a distal and a proximal function. Distal function: elbow extension Proximal function: shoulder extension Therefore […]
Gymnastics straps are simple and highly effective pieces of gymnastics equipment everyone should have in their gym bag. Here is a video showing you just how versatile these things are. Using Gymnastic Straps in Men’s Gymnastics Here is Chinese gymnast Wangtang6911 using a similar technique (arms through rings straps) to train his ring strength elements and […]
Some redditors took the data from the Inside the Muscles – Best Ab Exercises article and put it into some useful charts. The Winners by mean and peak activity for each muscle part Rectus AbdominisMean: Chin Up, Hanging Leg Raise, Ab WheelPeak: Chin Up, Hanging Leg Raise, Swiss Ball CrunchInternal ObliqueMean: Ab Wheel from Feet, Ab Wheel from […]
Update: Check out Vass doing weighted full planches on his new parallettes. Vass The Supersaiyan aka Ashita on the Gymnasticbodies forums posted this human flag on a balcony photo in the “Your Best Pictures” thread. In-sa-ni-ty Human Flag on a balcony
This MWOD comes in really handy after having done lots of dips today. Thanks Mr. Starrett for being awesome. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness. “
Here is a demonstrations of classic dip variations explaining how different lower body, middle and elbow positions affect different muscles. Neutral Dips – legs straight down, torso slightly bend forward, elbows neutral, head neutralChest Dips – bend forward,squeeze abs, legs forwardTriceps Dips – upper torso straight, squeeze glutes / lower back, legs backwards, narrower grip
Not just for little girls. Here is a simple, but highly effective drill to improve your handstand form. Just put mittens, towels or a small sponge in between your shoulders and ears. This will force you to maintain a straight body line Developing Body Alignment – Tony Gehman: