Train Like a Gymnast: Bodyweight Skills, Strength, and Flexibility
The skills in this cycle of gymnastics workouts are designed to build on each other over the first eight weeks. The final four weeks will be putting past skills and new skills together into complexes that are designed to resemble portions of a floors and ring routine.
Workouts are programmed five days per week. Post your workout results, comments, and questions to the Breaking Muscle forum.
5X1 legless rope climb
3-5 sets of:
- 10 strict pull ups
- 25 V ups
3 Sets of:
- 1:00 Left Split
- 1:00 Right Split
1:00 Middle Split
5X: 15 seconds L-sit in tuck position
1 X 50 box jump-overs
The video below shows an extended L-sit. Pull the knees to the chest for the tucked version.
3 X 5 bridge push ups
5 x 1 skin the cat
3 X 30 seconds weighted pike stretch
3 X 5-10 strict handstand push ups
3 sets of:
- 10 strict toes to bar
- 15 ring push ups
Click on the number below that corresponds to the week of programming you're in.