Combining Gymnastics with Weightlifting – The Weekly Programme | The Cloudfoot Diaries #51

turtlesSo here it is; the ninja-athleticism blueprint experiment. A combo of gymnastics and weightlifting, for someone who wants to maintain a social life, part-time job and sanity.

Note: this is a self-experiment, aimed towards me, programmed towards achieving my own goals and open to many a changes. 

I have based this programming on the idea that I need to do weightlifting 3 times a week in order to: progress with the skill, increase my weights and not stagnate. And similarly with the gymnastic-related goals, at least twice a week is needed in order to make gains and not fall behind.

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8 weeks of Gymnastic Bodies Foundation One | My Results

It’s official. 8 weeks of training with no weights, has come to an end.

I have only used my bodyweight to challenge my strength, following some very well thought-out progressions and programming from head coach Christopher Sommer, over at Gymnastic Bodies, (GB).

I followed the Foundation One training programme, which aims to get you physically prepared for the 7 key positions found in gymnastics;

Front Lever

Straddle Planche

Hollow Back Press

Rope Climb

Manna

Single Leg Squat

Side Lever

 

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TwitFit, Calisthenics and Competence | The Cloudfoot Diaries #2

Weightlifting. I love it. I’ve been doing it for the last 16 weeks, using a personalised template created by Joe De Franco, trainer to NFL athletes, WWE wrestlers and all-round sick heads.  The results have been amazing. This good, in fact:

hmachine1However, the stimulus for growth needs to be changed. Weights have served their purpose thus far, now it’s time to turn to GymnasticBodies.com for their Foundation One program.

“Foundation?” I thought when I first heard it. I was happy to admit I didn’t need no simpleton, foundation workout plan. Until I heard the guy who created it say “My guys do shoulder dislocations with weight up to 45 lbs,” immediately shutting me up and forcing me to  examine the holes in my game.

 

 

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