Gymnastics Core Strength

Posted: January 20, 2009 in Articles - Fitness
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Gymnasts have wicked core strength.  All you need to do to appreciate this is to try out some of the stuff in the tutorial video below.

Basic gymnastics yields some really great results even before you reach any level of real skill, so don’t be afraid to try this stuff – it’ll make you a better athlete even if you suck at it!

The guy in the video is using parallettes to raise himself off the floor – these have some great advantages when learning the moves as they give you some room for less than perfect leg height.

Plans for building your own parallettes can be found on and various websites, but placing your hands on a couple of bricks or similar strudy raised surfaces works just as well.

We’re big fans of gymnastics here and parallette work is something that we’re going to be making some more time for in our future classes. Class details are on the right-hand side or see 



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