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Building The Gymnastic Body: The Science of Gymnastics Strength Training

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  245 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Paperback, 195 pages
Published 2008 by Olympic Bodies LLC
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Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
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Gymnasts are just about the perfect athletes. They have amazing self-dominance, control, power, poise, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and general athleticism. For this reason if you go to the 'gym' and are thinking of adding this to your routine- don't. Throw the gym out and do something worthwhile. If you have never done body weight training get Mark Lauren's Bible of Bodyweight training and start there...

Excellent exercise progressions, good evidence based advice, the book gives
Mark Melendez
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Great book, teaches the gymnastic strength exercises. Not any advanced moves except the static holds. It's a good book but it just covers the basics, which is why I think it's crazy how it's priced so high at $70+ right now. Not about being cheap but for the price and info provided, I really believe it's a rip-off.

The main thing I liked about this book is that it had photos of each exercise being performed in different ranges of the service's full range of motion.

There's no secret in this book,
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The best body weight training book I've read so far. I've heard good things about 'Overcoming Gravity', but haven't had the pleasure of reading it. My other bodyweight program experience was Convict Conditioning, which was a joke. This boom is written by a real live gymnastics/calisthenics coach, the techniques work.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome book, one of the premier bodyweight-style training programs around in my opinion. This book was far more effective for me than the heavily marketed Convict Conditioning.
The author is the real deal, has succesfully trained high level gymnasts, and his protocols work.
Tom Roberts
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Superb bodyweight training as used by gymnasts. The author is a pro who's also successfully coached ranked gymnasts. If you want real life bodyweight training that'll get you results, read this book. For effective strength training in general check out Starting Strength and Tactical Barbell. ...more
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just heard about this book and very amazed
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Tanvir Muntasim
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full of uncommon insights into how one can train in a very particular way to cultivate strength and flexibility, the gymnastic way.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book is the real deal for body weight strength enthusiasts. Skip the 'Convict' fables and get this. This book is for adults. ...more
Bojan Avramovic
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sve sto napise jedan od najboljih gimnastickih trenera na svetu je u kategoriji OBAVEZNO PROCITATI
Feb 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Some nice gymnastic progressions, but the programming section was very disappointing and id not explain why some training methods should be used.
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