Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:00
Written by Rosario Rios Aguilar on 26 September 2016.


We are approaching our last week of The Chad Attack cycle and we must say it has been a heck of a good summer for everyone. We have seen great improvement on movement, learning how to be more efficient in different workouts, PRs in different lifts and CrossFit benchmarks, and progressing in overall skill of gymnastics. We will begin next week with another dose of The Chad Attack Fall phase for the next 6 weeks. This will include a variety of athtletic skills, gymnastics skills and strength. THE FOCUS OF THIS WEEK is to DREAM BIG!
A lot of us never thought certain things can be possible until you work so hard they actually do happen. It starts with wishing, dreaming and doing.

We have started our new cycle of gymnastics! We are excited for everyones PRs on their rope climbs and handstands. Let's keep them going!

Here are 5 benefits of Gymnastics Training that some of you have already attained by coming to the classes :)

First let me identity GYMNASTICS!
GYMNASTICS is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. It developed from beauty practices and fitness used by the ancient Greeks, including skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and circus performance skills. (Springfit)

GYMNASTICS for everyday people does not have to include vaulting, dismounting a horse but more the BASIC movements that we are born to do. MOVE YOUR BODY THROUGH SPACE AND NATURAL RANGE OF MOTION. Everyone should be able to do pull ups, push ups , squatting and pressing in full ranges of motion as well as being able to carry their bodies in different angles in space, pretty much bodyweight training.

5 BENEFITS TO BODY TRAINING: ( these are only few of them)

1. Mental Focus and Concentration
When training gymnastics, it takes high concentration and focus to really engage your brain and connect it with your body movement. Gymnastics helps tremendously in learning how to be one between your body and mind. BODY AWARENESS, understanding how your body is moving through space and where its at in different positions.

2. Discipline
Moving your body through space is challenging enough. Having the discipline to do so over and over again is even more challenging, but it also does teach you patience to see the overall progress of movement as you take the time to learn the skill. The time required to master the fundamental skills requires a great amount of patience, dedication, perseverance and planning. Regular gymnastics therefore helps people learn to work hard for objectives that can take years to achieve.

3. Strength
Gymnastics training will give you the strength gains in a very different way then lifting weights. Body weight strength is important because there is no external load you need to move but yourself. This achievement is given to us at birth but we tend to lose it overtime. Gymnastics builds overall strength!

4. Flexibility
Flexibility is a big factor in gymnastics. In order to achieve the various positions needed to perform moves, suppleness is of vital importance. Increasing flexibility can also be an effective aid to the reduction of injury, preventing people from forcing a limb to an injurious range of motion. By learning movements and combining them in a routine, the gymnast can attain greater flexibility and greater control of the body.
Participation in gymnastics helps the athletes become more flexible. Baseball players, basketball players, football players and all other sports need more flexible athletes. Gymnastics builds flexibility better than any other sport which can help limit injuries.

5. Health
Gymnastics moves themselves are designed on a progressive scale to allow further development to make them harder and more intricate. With each level achieved through suitably planned training, participants are able to improve their joint health, maintain muscular development and improve cardiovascular fitness.

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Coach Rosario


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