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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The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

But when I heard he was trying to scrub away all traces of criticism from other sites I didn’t feel I could really keep my mouth shut. I actually own it. Very informative interview— already looking forward to part two!

I want to be able to have full range of motion my whole life, not just christpher a few years. That means his specific written word.

Strength without balance, agility, coordination and explosiveness is strength that’s athletically unusable. CAP Barbell also has one on amazon, and the prices are pretty fair.

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This work does not excuse him bullying people who I know to be very stand up guys and I am disappointed by christopherr. I think this is why many weight lifters find heavy squats to be so effective. I gotta loooooong way to go …. Both very strong and very mobile at the same time. Sorry, no GB Affiliates in L. And then we all think the same thing: In terms of training adults, his approaches are brutish at best.


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How Gymnastic Bodies Compares to GMB

During my personal progress through the middle split series, I would notice some slight discomfort while stretching, and then I would back off. The project keeps getting bigger and bigger. I have zero affilitation to GB except as a very satisfied christpoher impressed customer.

I’ve been at my healthiest under GB, when I stopped for a few months old injuries started to come christoppher that had vanished under GB. Also, I am very impressed with how well Tim knows his audience.

The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

He has made some major accomplishments in this areaway improving the website and opening affiliate gyms, but the treatment of people has been very poor. Fundamentals requires no equipment other than floor space. Books by Christopher Sommer. Do you have to stop barbell training completely or does this supplement barbell training?

Any movement into deep hip flexion I thought you would want to engage lats, lower traps to stabilize thoracic spine and load glutes…. Kelly Starrett and others foam rolling, smashing, flossing, bands, etc.

You have good sound quality and the variety of subject and people you have had on has made it enjoyable to listen to. For some people, it can take years to achieve perfect gymnastic form for an exercise progression.

Good descriptions of actions. They’re great for learning cues and what you should be feeling, however after you’ve been through them once they dont pack as much into 45 minutes like the stretch courses so. The entire Foundation series is fatally flawed, which is why there is an epidemic of poor progress. ZFOsports makes one that’s plenty comfy and usually less then half the price. Other people tend to think differently, and that leads to different programs which might work better. Thanks for the episode!


We get that your guest wants to sell courses- but the blog posts used to explain a few of the exercises to try out, maybe link to a video, stuff like that. For example, my athletes have access to over fifteen different varieties of dips, and that’s just on the parallel bars. I still consider his work to be pretty thought out and some of the most complete routines available. 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.

We’ll never know for sure because the cheap belt I was using at the time snapped. A beginner willing to pay hundreds of dollars just for some guidance A. Super-cool to see varied methods gain traction. Coach Sommers was dropping a lot of knowledge and truth bombs.