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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Matic rated it it was amazing Jan 15, These healthed-up cookies will satisfy your cravings without expanding your waistline. It seemed like there were a lot of things in this one in particular that were difficult to describe without some kind of visual and some were promised? Is there 1 or more gym s you would recommend there? Walber rated it it was amazing Jun 10, buildint While there is some amount of overlap with the skills we teach, the intent of our programs is quite different from that of Gymnastic Bodies.

Thanks for the review. Very similar approaches, Kit is just more aimed at ‘fitness’ people.

Sommer and other coaches reply in the forums. I could find any evidence of the handstand chronicles was ever released.

You don’t have to lift insanely heavy and beat yourself, but IME adding weighted work is beneficial. Those sexy, tight buns, like two bowling balls in a satin pillowcase One of my student’s, JJ Gregory, far exceeded my own modest accomplishments. He often used his Porsche as an example of himself being successful. A few items will be essential but a onetime purchase of a doorway pullup bar and gymnastic rings pay for themselves over the course chdistopher using them over a number of workouts Like Like.


It can be really hard to go back to a specific idea or topic. This is a very competitive field. I’ve been at my healthiest under GB, when I stopped for a few months old injuries started to come back that had vanished under GB. What he does have is a world class understanding of technical gymnastics and an ability to train children. First priority needs to be addressing that bulging disc. I knew the ban list was pretty long, but how could anyone ever hold a grudge against him? This is obviously nonsense.

Great book, teaches the gymnastic strength exercises. Bodyweightfitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats.

In addition, I’ll also have two other books following shortly.

The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

Full of uncommon insights into how one can train in a very particular way to cultivate strength and flexibility, the gymnastic way. All content is free…check them out. Books by Christopher Sommer.

As Stuart McGill said himself there are no way we can predict collagen damage just by feeling we need methods like ultrasound to discover thickness of collagen. The secret is to continually progress to harder and more difficult variations of buildiing exercises.

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Also, these types of exercises have a strong place in the history of U. Devious stuff like that. Yin is static and brittle with yang as dynamic. Gymnastic Bodies looks like a really good program to bridge a lot of those gaps. My interest is in developing strength using Gymnastic rings. But due to diplomatic reasons and not wanting to piss off a huge player in the fitness world in which I will be working in some years I had postponed it.

Has anyone done Foundations 1? In fact, their amazing biceps development isn’t the result of any kind of curling movement at all, but primarily due to the straight arm leverage work which they do on the still rings.


“Coach” Christopher Sommers of Gymnastic Bodies – A review : bodyweightfitness

If you have never done body weight training get Mark Lauren’s Bible of Bodyweight training and start there How can you determine if a person is hyper flexible or simply lacks strength and stability in their joints?

I later decided to sokmer myself by making a deal with Sommer about not venting my disagreements with GB on chistopher forums publicly anyway, good thing private messages exist.

I can only say that I agree to everything that you said. I am confused by this website… I would walk sommerr from this because it is expensive but having listened to the podcast and reading comments here seems like the program I need. It has also been reported many times how headstand work triggers tightness and pain, and with that volume of headstand work while working on bar extensions you will be there for months to years without getting nowhere near real handstand work.

If so, here’s the workout method you need.

Daniel Vendramini rated it liked it May 17, So Bulding wondered if you had maybe heard of an European alternative, not too pricey? It may be true that flexion work might continuously increase tolerance in the spine, despite there being inconclusive scientific studies to establish that as a principle.

Building The Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training by Christopher Sommer

By his own design, the entire program operates chrisfopher him, his chosen elite, his seminars and the forum. I hurt everyday in my knees and hips. What might you recommend till then?