“Advanced” Gymnastics

Most people wake up in the mornings to a reflection in the mirror that lacks confidence. This insecurity leads to poor habits that manifest themselves in your relationships, your work, and your happiness.

At RxFIT, we hold you accountable to developing healthy habits–habits like working out everyday, filling half of your plate with vegetables, and sleeping at least 7.5 hours a night. The surprising thing about change is that action precedes motivation; the more you do something, the more motivated you become.

This might be the only reason we teach more “advanced” gymnastic skills. Chasing after a legless rope climb, ring muscle-up, or a handstand walk excites the human mind and keeps you motivated. If your fitness program isn’t leading you toward the development of new skills and movements, seriously consider the education of the trainer.

We adhere to the following sentiment:

I understand that the modern and near-universal trend of skill-less and low-skill programming delivers inferior results and makes cheerleaders of trainers. I’ll have none of it. I have to understand the mechanics, cues, and techniques of complex movements and to be able to teach them to others. I bring a skill set to my training that scares off most trainers.

Professional Training, Greg Glassman

Beginning tomorrow and continuing in the days following, I will break down skill progressions for learning these three movements: the legless rope climb, the ring muscle-up, and the handstand walk. Understand that a hierarchy exists wherein lower-level skills and strength must be had before these higher-levels are developed.

That being said, it’s also important to note that these “advanced” gymnastic movements are actually the basics of competitive gymnastics. I believe we severely underestimate the athleticism and strength of gymnastic athletes.

Stay tuned.

Tyler

WOD

For Time:
300 Double-Unders
2000-meter Row
1-mile Run

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