Entries Tagged 'physical preparation' ↓

What! … Impossible?

cat chin-ups

Yep. :-)

via Vadim Golub

leg lift drills

Mary Lee Tracy.

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(via Swing Big)

Karry Summers – Pole Gymnastic

The past Level 10 New Zealand champion gymnast has near 3/4 million views on one of her competition videos.

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Karry is a new Mom. Went right back to coaching and training. :)

Pole Dance Competitions:

A wide range of amateur and professional competitions are held in many countries around the world. They are strictly non-nude and focus on pole dance as an athletic and artistic form of dance and fitness. The first “Miss Pole Dance World” competition was held in November 2005 in Amsterdam …

A group of advocates even pushed for pole dance to be represented as a test event in the 2012 London Olympics. …

Rich Froening tougher than you

Rich Froning Jr. (born July 21, 1987) is an American professional CrossFit athlete known for his achievements in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 CrossFit Games. He became the first person to win the title of “Fittest Man on Earth” four times with his first place in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 CrossFit Games. …

Froning does not adhere to the Paleolithic diet which is popular in the CrossFit community. He doesn’t adhere to a specific diet plan, preferring to listen to his body. He eats a lot of peanut butter and drinks whole milk. During the day he typically doesn’t eat that much but he’ll have a large meal at night and he drinks a lot of protein shakes …



related – Meet CrossFit’s Fittest Man on Earth

walking in Planche

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (2012)

(via Gymnast Crossing)

Ferrari training flexibility

Side Lever Pulls

A classic drill from GymnasticBodies.com.

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FORM conditioning

Have you physically prepared your young gymnasts to keep form?

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(via Swing Big – Working Presentation with Young Gymnasts)

Al Fong – form training

In what we sometimes call the puck position.

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GAGE gymnasts do have great form.

inspirational training video

Featuring swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and others.

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8 essentials for Gymnastics success

John GeddertDesire
Support System

John Geddert explains – THE ESSENTIAL 8

evaluating dorsiflexion

Dr. Dave Tilley posted a quick and easy method to evaluate dorsiflexion, a range of motion gymnasts need. He uses Bri Guy’s take off position as an example.


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In my personal experience I’ve found that gymnasts with greater dorsiflexion range are less injured, especially on landings. It’s not all that trainable, however.

details – How To Quickly Screen A Gymnast’s Ankle Mobility