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