Train Like a Gymnast: Bodyweight Skills, Strength, and Flexibility

Chris Lofland


North Richland Hills, Texas, United States



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. For more videos of the movements in these workouts, visit the Breaking Muscle Youtube channel and the CrossFit EST Youtube channel.


Coach Chris Lofland has also developed a more comprehensive Gymnastic Strength workout and training program that includes personal support from him through a members only Facebook group. Check out Gymnastic Strength to attain a lifetime of bodyweight strength, mobility, and flexibility.


Week 6

Day 1

3X5-10 L pull up


3-5 sets of

  • 3 inverted hang lower slow to hang
  • 6 high box jump


Day 2

3X5 bridge push ups

5X1 skin the cat

3X :30 weighted pike stretch


Day 3

3X10 strict ring dips

100 push ups (hollow)


Day 4

10 sets of grip complex


Day 5

5-10X1 press to handstand

5-10X1 press to headstand

100 V-ups


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