Gymnastics Dr. Nick Sorrel – PRing Your Muscle Ups is easier than performing surgery

Episode 31brutestrength

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Nick Sorrel has to be one of the best Gymnastic coaches in the Crossfit community. If you’re not already following him on Instagram (@nicksorrel) or working with him in our Brute Strength programs then you should be. This guy has a wealth of knowledge, and this podcast is just the tip of the iceberg. Take some notes or just soak it all in because things are about to get real gym-nasty.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • [2:57] Life is a balancing act. Nick gives us a look into how he is able to manage his time between being a Surgeon, Brute Strength Head Coach, Husband and a Father.
  • [8:17] Collecting accomplishments VS. Collecting moments and living life with a purpose
  • [12:20] How to avoid getting burned out from all the responsibilities that life can throw at you
  • [13:58] Nick’s meaning of Faith, as described in “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
  • [16:18] Joining the Bruce Barbell/ Brute Strength team
  • [18:30] Pursuing the love of fitness through Coaching
  • [20:07] Implementing gymnastic progressions – “Bruce Barbell Manifesto”
  • [22:04] Common issues for Crossfitters in gymnastics & how Brute Strength makes improvements
  • [23:30] Building gymnastics foundation and establishing basic skills
  • [25:38] Breaking down all Crossfit gymnastics into lesser attributes – Core strength, Pushing strength, Pulling strength, Mobility, Dynamic movement, Positions
  • [27:50] How to build a successful Gymnastics progression
  • [31:08] How Brute Strength – Gymnastics incorporates skill work & skill days into your Crossfit training
  • [34:14] What Brute Strength – Gymnastics can do for you as an athlete/ Crossfit competitor
  • [38:32] The importance of body awareness and good form on the bar
  • [40:13] Flexibility VS. Strength in Crossfit gymnastics
  • [42:02] Biggest mistakes people make while inverted – Scapulohumeral rhythm, spinal accessory nerve
  • [44:00] Tips/ Techniques for better presses and hand stands
  • [46:43] Time under tension and what that means for your HSPUs

Resource Mentioned:
Brute Gymnastics Level 1 – a paradigm shift in the way you think about gymnastics.