Every inch of the body of professional gymnasts is solid cast muscles. They have a relief that any man dreams of. How can you achieve this result?
Have you ever wondered why professional gymnasts have such an amazing figure? Every centimeter of their body is solid cast muscles. They do not "swing", do not lift weights, and, nevertheless, have the relief that any gym frequenter dreams of. How can you achieve this result?
You are probably thinking that the first step is to enroll in a gymnastics class. But this is not the case. In fact, you don't even need to leave the house. Professional gymnasts train special skills and learn special techniques that you don't need to know about.
All you have to do is do the same exercises they do, and best of all, you can do it right at home.
Stock up on rings
Have you ever seen gymnastic rings? You can buy these at a sports store and find a place in your apartment to hang them. A wide variety of exercises can be performed on the rings. Naturally, you will not be able to boast of the incredible tricks that professional gymnasts demonstrate on this apparatus, but you can definitely do push-ups.
The technique for performing this exercise on the rings is exactly the same as on the usual simulators in the gym. The only difference is that rings, unlike simulators, are completely unstable. This means that push-ups are more difficult, and the effect of the exercise, accordingly, will be more noticeable.
The rings should hang approximately 1.5 meters from the floor. It is necessary to rise on the rings with outstretched arms, pressing them to the body. Your legs will come off the floor and you will be in the air. Then you need to slowly bend your elbows as you inhale and return to the starting position as you exhale.
It will be quite difficult at first, since the muscles are not used to such a load, but gradually you will enter a rhythm, and the result will not be long in coming.
Hang on the horizontal bar
Having strengthened the horizontal bar at home (you can do this right in the doorway), you can do another exercise familiar to gymnasts. Probably everyone knows how to pull up, but this is not enough to achieve a better result.
Make it harder for yourself by pulling up the "corner". To do this, fix on the horizontal bar with a reverse grip and hang on outstretched arms. Then bring your straight legs to a horizontal position, parallel to the floor, and begin to pull up.
At first, you can try to lift much higher, and then, gradually increasing the load, make sure that they are exactly at an angle of 90 degrees.
It's about balance
Despite the fact that all gymnastic exercises seem to be aimed at developing the muscles of the upper body, gymnasts nevertheless always have strong "pumped up" legs. How do they do it, given that their feet barely touch the floor, other than landing moments?
The secret is squats. But gymnasts do not squat like ordinary people. They do this on one leg, while using their own weight as a weight.
This element is called a "pistol" by many. You need to slowly squat on one leg, stretching the other forward. When doing the exercise in this way, the load is almost doubled compared to the traditional squat.
It can be difficult at first, the main thing is to maintain balance. But as soon as you start to do three sets of 10 pistol squats, the muscles of the legs will acquire a characteristic gymnastic relief.
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