Nick Sorrel got involved in gymnastics at a young age, trained and competed year-round until his junior year of high school & continued to be involved as a coach at the collegiate level and onwards. Sorrel is a CrossFit Level One Trainer, has led multiple gymnastics seminars for CrossFitters, and has four years of experience programming for and coaching gymnastics for CrossFitters. He is currently an owner and head coach at Momentum Thibodaux CrossFit.
In this episode, we get to listen to Nick’s inputs on gymnastics. We hear from him the main benefits of integrating gymnastics into a program, his best coaching practices & how he coaches for children and adults. Moving forward, we also get some awesome tips for basic exercises that everyone can generally benefit from and a few specifics for nailing those handstand pushups!
We then wrap it up with 6 from 6 in this fun & informative episode. Enjoy!
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- Tommy’s tribute. [04:30]
- Nick tells a little bit about his background [05:40]
- How did you start on gymnastics? [07:41]
- Nick’s injury. [08:25]
- How do you start gymnastic coaching? [09:25]
- The benefits of CrossFit gymnastics to athletes. [12:20]
- What will you do to improve your coaching? [13:45]
- Do you have any resources out there that can be helpful for your coaching? [17:05]
- The difference between coaching children and adults? [19:10]
- The basic exercises that can be generally beneficial. [26:40]
- Nick shares his coaching methods. [32:46]
- What are some usable movements for handstand push-up? [39:40]
- What is next for Nick Sorrel? [45:50]
- 6 from 6 [47:10]
- Where is your favorite travel destination? [47:30]
- What is your dream destination? [47:50]
- When you are on a desert island, what three things that you would bring? [48:40]
- What are the things that you do when you are in downtime? [49:45]
- Who is your biggest role model? [50:20]
- When you invite three people to dinner, who would that be? [51:00]
- New Orleans
- Brute Strength
- CrossFit gymnastics
- Social media
- Pull up
- Matt Bruce
- Handstand push up
- Outer space
- Comic books