This is the second basic flow I've learnt on the rings. Pretty tough at first to do a few consecutively, especially when my palms get sweaty. I've learnt the trick is to keep the rings close and tight. Benefits of a Ring Flow Greater muscular 'time under tension' - because you are transitioning from one … Continue reading Gymnastics Rings: Beginner Flow 2
Phase 3 (week 10 onwards) of the GMB Rings 1 program starts us on some basic Rings Flows! These are a combination of movements done sequentially without breaks. Benefits Increases muscular 'time under tension' Stimulates greater neuromuscular coordination More volume done in less time - more time efficient than doing reps! Overall more FUN than … Continue reading Gymnastics Rings: Beginner Flow 1
Many of us struggle with Muscle Up progressions, especially on the rings. Sure with a bar you can swing your way up over the bar but with rings, it's not as easy to 'kip' while maintaining the false grip. Enter the BABY MUSCLE UP. I learned this during phase 2 of the Gold Medal Bodies … Continue reading Gymnastics Rings: The Baby Muscle Up!
I first learned this exercise when I started the Gold Medal Bodies Rings 1 Phase 1 level B program. And I gotta say it's one of the hardest exercises I've learnt to date! I still can't do more than 5 reps in a row and am still working on form but its improving with practice! … Continue reading 5 Tips to Achieving the Tuck-to-Tuck Shoulder Stand
Over the past few years I've been putting a lot of thought into this topic and experimented with a number of options. How many days should I train before resting? How many days should I rest? How strict should I be with my planned training cycle? In this post, I will list a few of … Continue reading Training Cycles: How Often To Train?
Finally after 7 weeks, I've progressed to the 2nd Handstand exercise of the Gymnastics Bodies Handstand 1 program 💪🏻😁 Holding the Tripod (left) for 5x60s was actually pretty tough! I was stuck at that step for a couple of weeks but I'm glad I didn't rush things! I think the patience helped me build up … Continue reading Handstand Progress!
Accidentally discovered a new method of training for the back lever while playing around with my warm up today! Before this I was training with mostly eccentric lowering and trying to hold the various lever progressions (straddle/tuck) for as long as I could. This morning I tried reps for fun and realised it's a good … Continue reading Training Methods: Modifying Holds for Reps