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Building The Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training

📚 Building The Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training
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We have all seen them on television during the Olympics; these massive
powerful me n performing amazing skills with ease and grace. Watching
them perform, the question inevitably arises – are they as powerful as they
appear to be? And the answer quite simply is – yes. Wha t will probably be
even mor e surprising to you is that they build their strength and physiques
almost entirely with various bodyweight exercises. There are of course some
supplemental exercises where weights are utilized (i.e. weighted leg lifts),
howeve r the central premise remains; these amazing athletes have built the
vast majority of their strength and powe r through the use of bodyweight
conditioning.
The list of physical training requirements is long and can be rather
daunting to prepare a world class athlete: passive flexibility, active flexibility,
joint preparation, static strength, dynamic strength etc. etc. and in the past has
only been interesting in detail to those of us involved with the physical
preparation of champions. It appears that times have changed. This book and
its companion volumes are in response to the enormous interest in the area of
advanced bodyweight conditioning. Information, which in the past has only
been available to a few select elite, is now available to all.
N o w another question that we should ask ourselves – is the body
weight training of the gymnast also beneficial to the fitness enthusiast? And if
so, is it possible to apply at least some of it to those without a professional
instructor to guide them or tens of thousands of dollars of specialized
gymnastics equipment?