This Month’s Like – Gymnastic Bodies Course

I initially took interest in Gymnastic Bodies’ courses in 2015. I’ve been lifting since I was 17 and focusing on bodybuilding. Since then, I’ve learned that while hypertrophy (muscle growth) is great, it has to be coupled with flexibility and functional movements to keep the body progressing and to prevent injury. After thirteen years of…

Exercise Videos

Below are videos from my current transition from bodybuilding to gymnastics. See my progress below, and maybe challenge yourself to some of these movements. Back Walkover Practice:   First Attempt of Archer L-Sit Pull-Ups on Rings: Front Walkover Practice: Push-Up Variations: SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over…

Handstand Progress

Aug. 12th, 2017 The few of you who follow this channel and visit my website: brokesinglemomfitness.com, know that I recently embarked on a calisthenic strength journey. Prior to last year, I did 8 years of aesthetic training. Now, I’m working on calisthenic strength, specifically gymnastic strength. My handstands aren’t perfect, but I’m learning. It’s never…

Handstand Progress

I can finally get up into a handstand on almost every attempt. Mind you, I can’t hold for long, but it’s progress! Again, I’m learning completely on my own. My teachers are a book, Overcoming Gravity, and YouTube. SylviaMEET SYLVIA PETRO — THE BROKE, FIT SINGLE MOM: As an athlete of over 15 years, and…

Memorial Day Workout – Upper Body Adult Gymnastics

Exercise Type: Core/Calisthenics/Gymnastic Strength Level: Beginner to Intermediate Goal: Skill development & muscle retention/gain Warm-up 3.5 minute jog around gym Forward and backward shoulder circles: One set: 20 – 30 circles each way Light-weight one-armĀ kettlebell swings: One set: 15 – 20 swings per arm Wrist circles and stretches: Three sets: 20 – 30 circles each…

Forearm Stand Progress

I’ve been working on different handstand variations as part of the Gymnastic Bodies course I purchased. It has been about three months since I started the course. I still can’t do freestanding handstands, but my favorite progression leading up to it, the forearm stand, is below. My goal is to lift my head with ease…