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Our classes today are: Workout of the Day: 5:45am,8:30(Check in Required) 10:00am, Noon(Check in Required), 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Why, When & What to Scale?
Scaling gymnastic movements is an excellent way to safely develop static strength.  But scaling with bands does not mean cutting corners on range of motion standards.  You still need to get your chin over the bar on your pull-ups; biceps must touch the rings on ring dips, and elbows must come to full lockout regardless of what band you use.  At the same time, if you can bust out 10+ reps in a row using a band, it is probably time to either go down in resistance, or use half of a band (ring dips), even if this slows you down a bit.  Getting stronger will make you faster with time, be patient.  And don’t forget about subbing ring rows for pull-ups.  If done correctly, ring rows are an excellent exercise for developing strength in the latissimi dorsi, or “lats,” the muscle group we activate first in initiating the pull-up.
Likewise, your chest should still touch the floor on knee push-ups.  If you are still working towards full depth on your knees, place an abmat under your chest so that you have a target.   And if you feel like you are still going nowhere with your handstand push-ups (still using the box months later), there are other exercises we can experiment with to develop strength in your shoulders, deltoids and triceps.  Strict kettlebell presses, deficit push-ups, handstand holds, and wall walks are all good modifications.
Don’t get stuck in a scaling rut.  If you have been using the same scaling modification(s) for several months and feel like you are not getting stronger or improving, just ask one of your trainers and we’ll help you come up with a new plan to get you closer to your gymnastic goals!