This was when he was offering the Building the Gymnastic Bodies Handstand One (H1) is designed to develop a free-standing handstand. Has anyone tried GB Foundation programs? I have a question in relation to the weekly schedule. Since I’d already started it, I decided to stick with Gymnastic Bodies. For example, one of the Foundation program’s progressions is Front.

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Brian, yes it would serve as a complete upper body workout, depending on you chosing the right dosage for your ability level.

Additionally, the same goes for PE3. Might revisit it, now that I think about it. This is definitely something I am exploring next…. My strength has always been a strong point, no pun intended. Yes, my password is: That was my original motive after hearing a podcast with Coach Sommer and discovering what his basic requirements of strength were; I was so surprised at what he was asking, I thought it was time to test my ability and see where my weaknesses lay.

But definitely agree on the lack of cues before that. And it had to be for the legs. That’s fine IMO, in fact I find it a good thing of the program as it encourages people to work the things they suck at instead of ignoring them.

Again, interesting and informative the first time, but if I’m doing these videos every week I would like the minimum amount of waiting around for the next stretch. I would say my main goal with training is aesthetics first and then function second. Again, there are some useful bits, but not enough to justify the price. That is mainly because of and assuming that you are using the range of motion in your training that you gain from flexibility training.

I thought i should but i didn’t want to be the skip it guy. Assuming untrained adults will master a movement like this after a such a relatively short period of time seems unrealistic to me. Thank you for the compliment. The program can’t fail.


A skill progression is made up of several exercises. You fkundation to the table, and you can see exactly how many sets and reps you need to complete and how far away you are from reaching Mastery level. The record for strict dips wasperformed by a year-old. Sorry, no GB workout for you today.

I saw someone do a press to handstand and was determined that Gymnastixbodies wanted to learn how to do it. Harry, I have been following traditional bodybuilding routines for many years. The upshot of this is that I now spend more time working on flexibility and mobility than I do strength.

Gymnastic Bodies Review: Foundation, Handstand 1 and 2, Stretch Series : bodyweightfitness

I understand once you master an exercise you move onto the next exercise. I think it is fair to say that they either had a good background or had good genetics. Want to add to the discussion? Sounds like F1 would be good for you to try. Start out going easy. They released a bunch of follow along classes both in and Unlike the other exercise programs I’ve followed, GB puts a huge emphasis on increasing the strength of your tendons, joints, and other gymnasticgodies tissues.

I had to eventually decided to choose one; the planche OR the front lever.

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I came across your site while researching gymnastics bodies. My joints started to feel unpleasantly loose. Harry, thanks for the review.

The course is okay there r good workouts but you wont do get front lever, manna or planche in 8 weeks. Their recovery and speed and athletic ability were absolutely normal; a few were even non-athletic, a point for which Sommer often received criticism from other coaches. This was when he was offering the Building the Gymnastic Bodies book, and while I was pleased with the progressions it described, the programming it described was hard for me to understand and implement.


Point remains – GB programming is bad and all but the most physically gifted and gymhasticbodies with previous training aka, not beginners will have much better progress on a program that takes our physiology in account. Or if I need buy other programs to integrate it, then it’s not good enough for the obe it claims to be made for. I agree with your statement that some of the mobility drills are very difficult for anyone, but especially for those over But probably too low.

There are four wrist conditioning progressions, which advance as above, but don’t have additional mobility exercises paired with them. Harry Cloudfoot is a writer and explorer of gmnasticbodies and mind. This is actually by design.

If you want to get a really strong core, I recommend doing any of the 6 prescribed exercises for the Front Lever. Thanks for the motivation and insight brother.

8 weeks of Gymnastic Bodies Foundation One | My Results

In practice, everything I’m about to say applies to the Foundation program. People have limited adaptive ability, and yymnasticbodies you try to focus on 7 movements, a handstand, and at least three different flexibility movements this is assuming you are not also trying to focus on the Movement coursethen you will doubtless make slow progress on all of them. I also founation this drill by Keith Petit, https: Still, I heard good gumnasticbodies about Foundationso I picked that up and gave it a try.

The GB Forums are an echo chamber, and typify confirmation bias: All that I’ve received by way of an opt-out is create your own routine. Generally I’m very happy with it, but I’ve had some UI and tech woes with the website.