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Five Reasons Why You Can’t Balance in Your Handstand: Plus My Favourite Cues To Help You

Five Reasons Why You Can’t Balance in Your Handstand: Plus My Favourite Cues To Help You

Balance is the asshole that often refuses to show up for your handstand party. Occasionally they’ll swing by, say hello, eat all the guacamole and then leave without even saying goodbye. Or maybe they never even bother to show their face at all. We have…

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How Flexible Should You Be

How Flexible Should You Be

Flexibility can be a controversial subject. Should you stretch? Is static stretching bad for you? Should you do yoga? Will your muscles explode if you do ballistic stretching? There is so much information out there and it is hard to know what to believe and…

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Guide to Creating your own Home Gym

Guide to Creating your own Home Gym

Step 1: Setting up your workout space One of the best things about bodyweight training is that you can do it anywhere, with little or no equipment. However, and I can’t stress how important this is, when exercising at home you need a dedicated workout…

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Fucking Huge Arms

Fucking Huge Arms

Last week one of my friends commented that my arms were “fucking huge”. I was quite flattered. What’s the point of flexing all evening if nobody notices! In the last few years, I’ve read a lot of stuff online about how CrossFit has made it…

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Handstands Make You Better At Everything

Handstands Make You Better At Everything

I am always telling people that mindful movement and handstands will make you better at everything. Handstands require that you build balance, flexibility and strength but most of all body awareness. Having a better control of your body and understanding of where it is in…

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Women and Bodyweight Strength Training

Women and Bodyweight Strength Training

Like many girls, I grew up doing handstands, swinging on monkey bars and climbing everything that I could get my hands on. I never thought that I had to get in shape or lift weights to get strong before I was allowed to do that….

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The Adult Handstand

The Adult Handstand

I have no memory of being unable to do a handstand. I perfected the skill as a child. In my 20s I spent years teaching handstands to competitive gymnasts. I had a successful strategy passed down to me from generations of cranky Russian coaches. Three…

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Flags of The World

Flags of The World

One of the main principles of GMB Fitness is to align your training with your goals. Or as Chip Conrad says ask “Why?”. Train to move better. Train to feel better. Train to be able to do the things that you want to do. A…

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The Big Butt Theory: Women and Bodyweight Training

The Big Butt Theory: Women and Bodyweight Training

Ladies, if you think this post is going to give you more ammunition to use as an excuse for not being able to do a single pull up, then you can stop reading right now. I hear all the time that bodyweight training is too…

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Parallettes Universe

Parallettes Universe

During the last four months of 2014 the main focus of my training was following GMB Fitness’ Intermediate Parallettes program (P2). The GMB programs begin by developing strength and skills and eventually work towards a flow routine. I devoted 4 days a week to work…

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