Gymnast speed workout, part 3, a need for speed
Here is part 3 of our final series about Olympic workouts where we are covering a gymnast speed workout. Much like part one and part two this gymnast speed workout is pretty much a full body workout. This shouldn’t surprise anyone that has watched gymnastics on any level. The entire body needs to have superior strength to pull off the amazing challenges.
Why is this USA Gymnastics team calling themselves the “final 5”?
Starting in 2020, a country will be able to field a team of just 4 gymnasts in the final. They’ll also be able to bring a maximum of two individual gymnasts who don’t compete with the team. But the main reason for the nickname is for the retirement of Martha Karolyi, the legendary Romanian coach who has been the national team coordinator of the U.S. women’s gymnastics program for the last 15 years. Sending her out on a high not is putting it mildly as the USA women’s Gymnastic team set records for winning 9 medals including dominating the team competition by winning the Gold medal by 8 points. Simone Biles led all Olympian gymnasts winning 4 Gold medals and one Bronze. It’s a lot to live up to for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, especially with a new coach and more than likely 4 new gymnasts.
Gymnast strength workout, number three
Perform 3 sets of 15 reps for each exercise. You will take a 40-60 second break between each set. Use a tempo of 2-1-1-1 on all exercises. This means you will lower for two seconds, pause at the bottom one second,push back to the starting position in one second and pause one second before lowering.