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Old 03-15-2010, 09:59 PM   #3
Blair Lowe
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Being able to master your own body gives huge proprioceptive and neural increases
To note, I've seen elite/high level gymnasts be able to pick up new sports and activities remarkably quickly such as parkour. They are such a master of their bodies, that they can learn new motor patterns very quickly.

It's been debated a lot but the conclusion was gymnasts have a definite edge into being able to pull heavy DL compared to any sort of squatting on day 1 due to the nature of their training (lots of grip strength, 1/4 squat in DL, lots of core strength).

It's also been noted that many gymnasts of lower or meager caliber could pick up new movements and activities relatively faster than non gymnasts.

There is something to be said about mastering your own body's movement.
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