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:
I am always eager to learn and re-learn different techniques and approaches to exercises. After teaching us how to bench press and box squat earlier this week, today Dave Tate shows us how to deadlift. His key points are: Sumo Deadlift stance: shins close to the bar, spread the floor, flare the knees out drop […]
There are countless of push-up variations one can do, each with its own benefits. One of those is the “Gymnastics Push-Up”. Carl Paoli, from gymnasticswod.com has three very good videos explaining in detail how to do them correctly. I really like this variation, as it engages the core so much more, and if done right […]
Mike Robertson has a complete guide to the deadlift. He goes into all the important points, variations and common mistakes. Definitely worth bookmarking.
Dave Tate teaching the Bench Press.
Carl Paoli from gymnasticswod.com discusses head positions for handstands. Again, it boils down to the question of “What’s the purpose?” He emphasizes the importance of having a visual cue while being inverted. Looking at a point in infinity makes things unnecessary harder. But that doesn’t mean you should break your body line and completely stick you head […]
Because I am working on my Press to Handstand I have found myself checking out a lot of articles and videos about it. The following is a list of things that helped me to understand the movement and identify common errors. I hope that will be of some help for you people who are also […]
On my YouTube channel I regularly get asked about how to mount gymnastics rings to the ceiling. So here is how I installed mine. This is a 12mm diameter o-ring bolt. It reaches ~100mm into the reinforced concrete ceiling. I drilled a 14mm hole and and put a 14mm heavy duty dowel into it. This […]