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My guest this episode is Christopher Sommer (GymnasticBodies on As a world -renowned Olympic coach, Sommer is known for building his. In , Christopher Sommer (the founder of Gymnastic Bodies) At any rate, Sommer’s book, Building the Gymnastic Body, was the first. An Interview with Coach Christopher Sommer. by Chris Shugart By the way, this same gymnast had an upper body that was incredibly large and ripped! T- Nation: Coach Sommer: Gymnastics training does indeed build incredible strength.

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The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

Submit a new text post. Okay, this book is the real deal for body weight strength enthusiasts. And I so appreciate hearing about connective tissue and joint fatigue.

No reason was given. The thing is you can’t copyright these exercises any more gymnasgic you bodj copyright a bicep curl. Alright man- I’m sold. What’s the secret of building substantial strength using these bodyweight exercises? Jul 02, Salvador rated it it was amazing. The bodyweight is the christophed in both cases; however, the cross pull is several orders of magnitude harder than the pull-up, resulting in significantly higher strength and muscle gains. Best, Alex Like Liked by 1 person.

So good… Okay, I bought the fundamentals. I would trust your body and beware of potential health risks vs benefit for any exercise your perform!

It includes brief descriptions of progressions toward the more difficult exercises, but doesn’t offer much programming or any of the foundations required to begin training i. Having done gymnastic in my youth I can only emphasis on how good it is for the body.


I was wondering if when you bbody people fail at the bar muscle up,were you need to pull to lower chest or even lower, is it more of a shoulder extension issue or strength? One field that has not been on the podcast yet is the field of dance.

I rock climb bouldering V8 and GB has been incredible for climbing performance. I have also worked with a ton of women from beginners all the way up to competitors at the US Olympic Trials. Any one of those world champ breakdancers too!

I’m waiting for Naterman’s work as I believe he has very good insights into how to integrate weighted work with BW training, which I think is the key.

Plus, I really want splits. People come to his seminars to learn to coach it. The GymnasticBodies system can be followed online at home. Yea, the saddest being that he banned Kit Laughlin from his forum, one of the nicest people in the world!

I will get on it. Like Naterman, I don’t think the RR is optimal in any sense of the word, but it is solid for what it tries to do namely. There are other imitators out there- they have been students of Coach Sommer in the past. GB utilizes leverages and. In fact, without an extreme contraction every muscle tight and strainingthe advanced bodyweight exercises are chrishopher impossible to complete. Thanks Tim and huge thanks to Coach Sommers for taking the time. The only catch in my mind is that you WILL need some specialized builsing namely stall bars or access to a facility that does.

“Coach” Christopher Sommers of Gymnastic Bodies – A review : bodyweightfitness

Only when the nerve is getting crushed by bone tissue we are able to feel it. Daniel rated it really liked it Jul 16, Looking for a gym im the Brooklyn NY area. Keep up the inspirational work. Do you have to stop barbell training sommerr or does this supplement barbell training?


What protein powder do you use? By straight-arm work I’m primarily referring to the classic strength positions on the still rings iron cross, planche, maltese, etc.

Many know of his reputation for incredible strength endurance records; for example, he performed pull-ups and push-ups in one hour and twenty three minutes! Lastly, while I am out on my long endurance training runs, listening to these podcasts makes the time go on plus they are educational.

What he does have is a world class understanding of technical gymnastics gymnasric an ability to train children.

Try the Recommended Routine RR. I find all these different approaches incredibly fascinating, but often conflicting. If you aren’t able to provide those answers then you should at least be prepared for some critical reviews. It has also been reported many times how headstand work triggers tightness and pain, and with that volume of headstand work while working on bar extensions you will be there for months to years without getting nowhere near real handstand work.

Check it all out by clicking here. Wanted to say thanks for this. One of my little guys weighing only 65 pounds also did 45 on this very same exercise! What’s the biggest thing about their training that would surprise most gymrats?