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Coach Christopher Sommer posted an article on the Testosterone Nation website: Iron Cross for Bodybuilders – Simulated Gymnastics Training With Weights.

He is one of the best, most innovative strength coaches we know. His overview includes some interesting exercises in the inverted position. Reversing gravity is smart training!

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Christopher Sommer is the men’s head coach at the Dessert Devil Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Mesa, Arizona and has one of the premiere men’s gymnastics programs in the United States. He’s also been training female gymnasts, Navy SEALS, Air Force Para Rescue, undercover DEA, Hostage Rescue and FBI among others.

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#1 wordsmith on 11.03.06 at 3:16 pm

It makes perfect sense to do them inverted, and I’ve done this in the past. People often don’t think about the directional stresses gravity places on the muscles, and adapt accordingly.

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