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Old 09-21-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
Kent Sewell
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I'm wondering if it's possible to have lat and bicep/tricep size to such a large degree that it becomes improbable or impossible for a person to perform circles.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:11 AM   #2
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This guy can't:
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:12 AM   #3
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Kent,
While I'm no expert on this, I do have two things to add.

I've never heard of elite male gymnasts who do a lot of pommel horse work having small upper arms and lats.

I've also yet to come across someone who got big arms and lats from BBing-style training who still also maintained high levels of shoulder mobility (note this is different from flexibility).

To see some big arms combined with amazing gymnastic-type strength and mobility/flexibility, check out Junior http://www.b-boyjunior.com/. I can't see where his muscles are getting in the way...
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:37 AM   #4
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Theoretically, yes. However in actuality, it is usually much more dependent on whether the athlete's joint preparation and active flexibility work have kept pace with their muscular development.


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Old 09-22-2006, 06:53 AM   #5
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Coach Sommer,

Many of us a plagued by tendonitis, what do you do with your athletes as far as "joint preparation" for this type of issue?

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Old 09-22-2006, 08:26 AM   #6
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Is it true that Olympic Gymnasts never use weights at all and only practice bodyweight exercises? (rings, horse, etc??) Or do they add in some strength work on the side?
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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It varies. Some olympic gymnasts include work with weights, some do not. I can't really see how strength work would be detrimental, though. I mean, perhaps to certain extremes, but general power training would be pretty good for gymnastics, methinks.
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:03 PM   #8
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Well I suppose relatively speaking, even on a 135-140lb frame, the muscular size of some of the gymnasts is large.

But, even if a bodybuilder-turned wannabe gymnast, with good shoulder mobility wanted to do circles, could he if he were say, as large as this classic photo of Franco Columbu?http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/30488.jpg

Or even on a smaller scale, a 5'7", 175lb Stan McQuay. Shoulder mobility etc. being intact, could his muscular size get in the way?http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/30489.jpg
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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Kevin,
Please start a new thread with your tendonitis question. This is not the place for it.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:27 PM   #10
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Jason Gatson is one of the cases where muscle size has started to interfere with his circles as he has somewhat of an arm bend in his single pommel work.

Other than that, mainly what Coach Sommer said.
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