From Planche to Front Lever: Unlocking Advanced Calisthenics with Rad Burmeister

From Planche to Front Lever: Unlocking Advanced Calisthenics with Rad Burmeister

In the bustling world of fitness, finding a routine that challenges both mind and body is key. This week, we're spotlighting Rad Burmeister's comprehensive calisthenics and mobility home workout, broadcasted straight from his home gym at Avoca Beach.

 For those aiming to build strength in the planche and front lever or seeking to improve leg flexibility and core stability, Rad's session is a goldmine of insights and techniques.

A Routine Rooted in Strength and Flexibility

Rad's workout is not just a set of exercises; it's a glimpse into his personal regimen that’s shared with viewers six days a week on YouTube. This session is particularly focused on building strength for advanced calisthenics positions and includes loaded stretches for the legs, like split squats and dorsiflexion good mornings, alongside targeted core and abdominal exercises. It's a holistic approach to fitness that balances upper and lower body strength with flexibility.

The Crucial Role of Warm-Up

Every effective workout begins with a proper warm-up, and Rad's is no exception. Starting with "skin the cat" exercises, he takes the shoulders through a full range of motion under load. This not only prepares the body for the workout ahead but also emphasizes the significance of warming up to enhance performance and prevent injuries. It's a testament to the UMS training methods, which prioritize a well-rounded start to any exercise session.

Harmony Between Strength and Flexibility

A balanced focus on both upper and lower body strength is evident in Rad's choice of exercises. By incorporating movements like scapula push-ups and split squats, he underlines the importance of maintaining hip flexor flexibility and unilateral strength. This balanced approach ensures a holistic training regimen that enhances both strength and flexibility, offering a comprehensive fitness solution.

Progressive Overload and Technique Mastery

The concept of progressive overload is crucial in calisthenics. Rad's method of incrementally increasing workout intensity, aiming for longer holds or more accurate reps, showcases the importance of technique and consistent progress. 

Proper positioning, such as scapula alignment during pull and push movements, is emphasized to boost strength gains and prevent injuries. This focus on technique and gradual improvement is central to achieving long-term fitness goals.

UMS Principles in Action

The video is a practical application of the Unify Movement System (UMS) principles, pairing exercises with opposing movement patterns to maximize workout effectiveness. This approach not only develops strength and flexibility simultaneously but also leverages the nervous system to enhance stretching benefits, particularly when fatigued. It's a smart technique for achieving deeper and more effective stretches.

Embark on a Personalized Fitness Journey

While the home workout video serves as an excellent resource, individual needs and goals vary. For those seeking a tailored fitness plan, the UMS-Tribe Membership offers personalized programming, community support, and expert guidance. It's an opportunity to elevate your fitness journey with Rad and the Unity Gym coaching team, designed to provide support every step of the way.

As a gesture of gratitude to our YouTube subscribers and blog readers, we're offering a free trial to kickstart your personalized fitness journey. It's more than just a workout; it's a comprehensive approach to achieving fitness goals, supported by the principles of UMS and the guidance of experienced coaches.

Take the First Step

Whether you're inspired by Rad's workout or looking to explore the benefits of calisthenics and mobility further, the Unity Gym team is here to support you. With our online coaching and community resources, you have everything you need to succeed in your fitness journey.

👉 Click here to watch the workout video on YouTube and see Rad's routine in action

👉 Click here to start your personalized fitness journey with our expert online coaching

Embrace the opportunity to transform your fitness with a balanced, informed approach. With the right tools, community, and support, achieving your goals is within reach. Start your journey with confidence and discover the power of a comprehensive fitness regimen today.

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