Building the Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics by Christopher Sommer

By Christopher Sommer

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The international has regularly marveled at their notable physiques at any time when the gymnasts take middle level on the world’s foremost athletic competitions. Awe-inspiring feats of energy, ability and agility are played with what seems to be easy ease. The gymnasts look a breed aside and their actual accomplishments seem to be past the achieve of the common guy; that's till now.

For the 1st time, development the Gymnastic physique permits you to pass deep in the global of gymnastics power education. tremendous finished and targeted, with approximately 2 hundred routines (many of that have by no means been noticeable sooner than by means of most of the people) and good over 500 images, it's a whole developmental template for development the fundamental beginning of power required for all gymnastics good fortune. even if you're a aggressive athlete searching for an area, a health fanatic or simply starting a more healthy way of life, construction the Gymnastic physique is the reply you've been looking for.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION - I
CHAPTER ONE - Gymnastics as Conditioning

CHAPTER - normal details, instruments of the alternate - nine, easy Gymnastics Terminology - eleven, the choice of those workouts - 15, Handstands & Press Handstands - 16

CHAPTER 3 - easy energy - 21

CHAPTER 4 - basic Static Positions; L-sit - 26, Straddle L - 30, Manna - 35, again Lever - forty-one, entrance Lever, Planche - 49

CHAPTER 5 - higher physique urgent; primary body weight routines, Push-up diversifications - sixty one, Dip adaptations - sixty eight, HSPU adaptations - seventy six, Multi-plane urgent adaptations - 83

CHAPTER SIX - higher physique Pulling; Row diversifications - ninety one, Pull-up diversifications - ninety six, Curl adaptations - 103, Multi-plane Pulling adaptations - 106

CHAPTER SEVEN - mixed Pull/Press; Muscle-up diversifications - 113, different CPP diversifications - 118

CHAPTER 8 - middle; V-up adaptations - 123, HLL diversifications - 127, again adaptations - 132, indirect diversifications - 138, instantly physique adaptations - 144

CHAPTER 9 - Legs; Deck Squat diversifications - 156, unmarried Leg Squat diversifications - 159, Hamstring adaptations - 165

CHAPTER TEN - application layout thoughts; Static energy education - 171, easy energy education - a hundred seventy five, built-in education - 178, dealing with depth - 179, crew education - 182

APPENDIX A - guidance for expanding Pull-ups - 185

APPENDIX B - Static power in simple terms education effects - 186

APPENDIX C - a hundred and twenty Muscle-ups in quarter-hour - 187

Index - 189

A detailed thank you - 194

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In fact, in most gymnastics p r o g r a m s a r o u n d the country the m a n n a is a relatively rare skill a n d considered s o m e w h a t exotic. S. Olympic level athletes there are only a few w h o can do the m a n n a correctly. As I mentioned, the m a n n a is generally a rare skill; except in my p r o g r a m . A b o u t 75% of my senior athletes can perform a m a n n a ; w i t h several of those also w o r k i n g on developing a solid h i g h m a n n a . Are they all exceptional athletes?

H o w e v e r it is not u n c o m m o n for a beginning trainee to h a v e a great deal of difficulty initially w i t h lifting into the horizontal straddle L. This rolling version helps to alleviate that p r o b l e m by utilizing m o m e n t u m . For additional information on utilizing the excellent technique of e m b e d d e d statics in y o u r training, they are discussed t h o r o u g h l y in the P r o g r a m Design section. Begin from a straddle sit on the floor. Partially roll b a c k w a r d t h e n quickly roll forward while simultaneously attempting to p u s h up into the straddle L w i t h b o t h h a n d s in the center.

A c c o m m o d a t e this by allowing y o u r legs to d r o p as l o w as necessary in order to succeed in y o u r static hold. As y o u r strength improves, gradually attempt to perform this static h o l d w i t h higher a n d higher legs, until y o u achieve nearly horizontal legs. Difficulty rating: Manna - M S H horizontal The horizontal m i d d l e split h o l d is the position that y o u will s p e n d at least 90% of your developmental m a n n a time in. Most people will fail in the d e v e l o p m e n t of a m a n n a simply because they w e r e too impatient to s p e n d the requisite a m o u n t of time developing the H M S H .

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