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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by evzbc View Post
To be honest, I expected him to be WAY stronger than that.

I'm almost the same age as GSP. And although I'm not a fighter, I do have a gymnastics background (until the age of like 14?).

How the hell are his shoulders that big if he can barely planche?

He should be able to do this:

That takes a lot of balance on top of the strength. GSP probably has the strength to do that if he took the time to learn the technique behind it.

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Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc View Post
That takes a lot of balance on top of the strength. GSP probably has the strength to do that if he took the time to learn the technique behind it.
From what I can tell GSP doesn't have the strength to do a full planche. He was doing tuck planches on the little red parallel bars he had in one of the vids in this thread which is like the first step to a full planche progression and he was having a hard time with them.

For what GSP does this kind of basic gymnastic training is great, and he could definitely do a full planche if he dedicated himself to it(probably take him like 3 months to be able to do it, he's gsp afterall), unfortunately there isn't much use for that since he can get the same benefits from doing a tuck planche and not have to lose mass in his legs :P he wont be doing a planche with those tree trunk legs of his.
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Advanced break dancers actually have pretty sick cores. Some of those poses they hold are pretty core and delts intense.

Hmmm... GSP learning to break dance.
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