Gymnast strength workout, part 2, a need for power
Here is part 2 of our final series on Olympic workouts where we are covering another gymnast strength workout. Much like part one this gymnast strength workout is pretty much a full body workout. This shouldn’t surprise anyone that has watched gymnastics on any level as the entire body needs to have superior strength to pull off the amazing challenges. If you want to add balance to this workout, warm up by jumping rope for 5 minutes or spend 20 minutes jumping rope on non weight lifting days. After a month you will be amazed not only how much better your balance but your cardio in other areas will increase as well.
The greatest gymnastic Olympian of all time
Simone Biles recent domination has had some calling her the greatest Olympian of all time. There is certainly an argument to be made, she’s won a combined total of nineteen Olympic and World Championship medals. She is the most decorated American gymnast, taking over from Shannon Miller. Miller had held the record since 1996. Comparing eras is always fun and there were plenty of greats before her, especially from Romania like Daniella Silivas and what many consider the greatest Nadia Comaneci, who once scored a perfect 10 at the Olympics. The former Soviet Union was a power house in gymnastics with Svetlana Khorkina and Larisa Latynina leading the way. But for me I will be bias and stick with 3 Americans, Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller and Simone Biles.
Gymnast strength workout, number two
Perform 3 sets of 12 reps for each exercise. You will take a 40 second break between each set. Use a tempo of 4-0-1-0 on all exercises. This means you will lower for four seconds and push back to the starting position in one second with no rest at top or bottom.
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