The following is an excerpt from an email I received from an Olympic Lifter who only had the highest compliments to give regarding the efficacy of combining gymnastics conditioning with Olympic Lifting.
Yours in Fitness,
"Dear Coach Sommer,
First I would like to say I love your articles and am looking forward to your books. I am a 285 pound Olympic Lifter and gymnastics training is a big part of our teams training. We do handstand pushups, frog stands, pull-ups, dips, parallet training, back flips and hand springs… I really like the gymnastics work, my jerk went up 20 kilos in the last 4 months and I think gymnastics had something to do with it.
Vance, 285lb Olympic Lifter"