Wednesday, June 27, 2018


While on a family vacation, I had the opportunity to discuss calisthenics and gymnastics with some extended family who happens to be a physical therapist.  We were discussing the purity of movement as stepping stones for gymnastics progression.

I am comfortable doing pull-ups, but do not keep a stable core, thereby emphasizing shoulder strength versus lat strength.

Similarly with hand stand holds, I have an arched back.  His suspicion was core strength, but I would argue it is more a function of shoulder mobility.

Either way he recommended some books and I may consider starting over with progressions.  Regardless of those steps, losing abdominal fat and improving overall mobility will lead to great strides in overall well being.

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