Any Gymnasts?

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  1. droogie

    droogie New Member

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    I've been lifting consistently for two years now. I'm weighing in at around 205 right now at 6'1". Just started training about a month ago in gymnastics after a couple years off. Gymnasts are jacked in terms of useful strength. I feel awesome in the weight room lifting heavier and heavier weights and it isn't til I train gymnastics that I see how little usable strength lifting provides.

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    Yeah, because you never know when you'll have to spin around a stand, hold yourself by some rings, and execute multiple backflips, that shit is some useful strength my nigga.

    6'1" 205 gymnast? :hsugh:
     
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    Jam_Master_J New Member

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    Why do you want to be a gymnast? Gymnastics is for girls, play foot ball. :confused: Or try something a little less gay like soccer.
     
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    And you'll never know when you'll have to take 2 minutes to stretch and warmup for a ME squat to save someone's life, or repeatedly bring a heavy object repeatedly down on your chest that was perfectly placed. Gymnastics involve a ton of core and static-hold strength moves, most of which would probably put you to shame.

    :ugh: Or maybe he can go all out gay and make a post like yours.
     
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    yeah you're pretty damn big for a gymnast. what kind of strength moves can you do? my guess would be not much. i did gymnastics for a few months and it sucked cus i kept getting forearm splints (i was too heavy at 185-190) from constantly pounding my hands from doing flares
     
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    I used to do gymnastics a long time ago, but I got tired of the rips and tears I was always getting on my hands (I have unusually soft/weak skin, even now, I get rediculous callouses from lifting)

    Elite gymnasts always have tremendous strength. As far as the whole "useable-strength" argument goes, its true if all you do is isolated exercises. You need to bring your muscles together with some full-body workouts before you see the overall capability increases that you see from a dynamic sport like gymnastics.
     
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    I'm definitely too heavy to compete unless I lost around 20-25 lbs for sure, but at this point I'm definitely not limited by my strength.
     
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    Useful when fighting crime.. or someone like the Hulk.

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    i love you timberwolf
     
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    the typical olympic gymnast is about 5'-5'4 and 130-140lbs you have no chance
     
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