Last night was our first official Gymastics and Tumbling class taught by Ramman. In the past, we’ve played around with handstands, gymnastics holds, and various skills on the rings. Those days have always been fun and a much different challenge than just pumping out more reps in an intense workout. As much as we love a good hard metcon, we equally want to encourage all of you to develop new skills with your new found strength and endurance. Learning a basic gymnastic trick like a smooth cartwheel can give you a sense of accomplishment like no other! I highly encourage you to attend this special class.
A message from Ramman about the class – “No experience is necessary, only the desire to explore and develop your potential for free movement! Every class is loaded with full body functional exercises chosen to develop stronger backs, abdominal muscles, wrists, knees and ankles. Strength and conditioning are extremely important because we need power to perform many acrobatic moves. Also, your body needs to be prepared for when that trick you are trying doesn’t go exactly as you planned. You need to know how to land safely and absorb the energy of the fall. While this is primarily a conditioning and flexibility class, we will be covering the basic progressions of gymnastic stunts in this course. This will include rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, headstands and handstands.”
Before Ramman’s class, we focused on front squatting heavy for the workout.
Front Squat to a heavy single
Then 5 rounds of the following
5 Front squats with 70% of heavy single
5 High box jumps
5 Knee to Armpit tuck jumps