Dorsal Push Ups. Put these in your ever increasing bag of shoulder flexibility exercises.
Here is how you start training for a maltese. You could probably try this using just two benches. This variation allows you to train your shoulder girdle and get a feel for the maltese while not putting excessive stress on your elbows.
Business as usual for Chen Yibing at the 2012 Chinese Gymnastics Nationals / Olympic trials.
Here is an exercise to increase active shoulder flexibility – Weighted Shoulder Flex Pulls. 1 set of 10 reps (hold the last rep for 10 seconds) Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
This is not just for you gymnasts working on your planches, but also for Olympic weightlifters. Since in Olympic lifting you are spending a lot of time with your wrists in extension, it might be wise to get in some prehab work done by focusing on flexion. Of course once you get more comfortable with […]
Meanwhile in Romania… The little Stroe boys are at it again. This time with some ring flyes… For more ring training exercises check out Jordan Jovtchev’s Ring Strength Video.
Jim from BeastSkills.com shows some of his Reverse Muscle-up aka ‘Elevator’ training. I like the idea of using two boxes (instead of unstable rings) to learn this. A beastly upper body Pull / Push exercise.
Hey CrossFitters, listen to the latest WOD cast Piodcast. Guest is Dusty Hyland from Dog Dog Town CrossFit. Topics: CrossFit (Duh!) and how it can benefit from gymnastics. Download: Link to mp3 (right click + ‘save as’)
In Q&A 20 Justin linked to a Hybrid CrossFit Strength/Metcon program. Read Gant Grimes “Hybrid Programming” thread if your are interested in combining gymnastics with strength and Olympic weightlifting training. The order of exercises is vital. You want speed, technique, and accuracy. You also want full use of your hips:Warm-up >>> Gymnastics/Progressions >>> Oly Lifts/DE >>> Slow […]