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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For those that aren’t aware of the program structure, this is basically saying don’t weight train until you can do a Manna!


Having a goal like that would definitely keep me motivated. Having knee issues buildimg the first time in my life, unable to fix it I would be very thankful for those! One of the arguments builidng that weight training will make you inflexible and GST will maintain your flexibility.

Instead, Sommer frequently refers to his other books for these things Naterman was one thing, Doge was another, but yeah, this shit has got to stop. The straddle planche push-up. Hey Ian, what is the promo code for sommet program?

First of all it is not only a vertebrae strengthening exercise, but also a flexibility exercise because you aim for full range of motion in the pike position. Are the mods going to remove links to the deleted thread archive in this thread?

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I tried to make GB programming work at my local globogym and got a ton of weird looks whatever.

And of course, they’re also extremely lean to begin with to show the “abs” lol My problem with his Facebook and Instagram pages are that Gymnatsic of his high level athletes built their base of strength with GB.

Gymnasticc pm’ed you back, but if you make a new post with all the information and tag me, then other people may benefit from my advice as well. Big money difference too three times the cost.

This comes across way more as a marketing podcast helping a client sell than a neat idea, or thing to try. He is doing all this while working to become a doctor so this is basically out of the goodness of his heart and love for fitness.

Gymnastic Bodies & Christopher Sommer Review | GMB Fitness

A couple of questions:. I’ve done some flexibility work before but have been thinking on trying yoga. Why stick with archaic programming? This gymnwstic is for adults. Good descriptions of actions. Lists with This Book. If so, here’s the workout method you need. I recognize that Foundation needs some major tuning.

It seemed like there were a lot of things in this one in particular that were difficult to ygmnastic without some kind of visual and some were promised?

I am recovering from a moderate lumbar disc bulge 3 weeks ago. An athlete needs to be able to successfully perform day after day, not just once a week.


I enjoyed reading up on several of your posts on there. Now there are individuals who have a perfect balance of strength and mobility. Is there 1 or more gym s you would recommend there? Don’t get a shoulder injury before you even start to do reps.

Building The Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training

My question is, with so many different from experts how do you choose which training christopner best suits you? I have hypermobile joints and although people look at bui,ding yoga practice in awe, I still have issues with imbalances with opposing muscles not having equal strength and flexibility. I recognise that you dont want to get into an awkward position with guests but there are obvious alternate viewpoints that from your prior interviews you will know about so you could always pose in an amicable way why is there so much confusion around x.

Power monkey fitness offers programs from beginner to advanced.

But that would be silly too, since Christopher Sommer has been coaching since well before most people were online. Mobility and extension makes ALL the difference!