Front Handspring Vault Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Marcus Harlin of ECG shows us a front handspring drill he uses with his compulsory group on vault. The gymanst in the beginning of the video is level 5 State Champion Sierra Black who is coached by Marcus at Elite Champion.
Technique Tuesday: Teaching a Back Flip to a Beginner
Coach Tom Forster of the Colorado Aerials teaches a back flip to a non-gymnast in 3 steps. This was the very first Technique Tuesday video on gymnastike. Watch more gymnastics technique videos
Technique Tuesday- Drills to Improve the Back Handspring on Floor
2012 Olympic Head Coach John Geddert gives us three drills he uses to help improve the backhandspring on floor. Drill#1- help to remove angles and stress body tension Drill#2- help to make the bhs easier to help work on #1 Drill#3- work on long stretch of backhandspring
Teaching a Tall Takeoff for Double Backs
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Barry Hyder of Capital Gymnastics has elite gymnast Mackenzie Brannan show a simple drill that teaches gymnasts to open their hips in the takeoff for double back saltos, full-ins, and double arabians.
Front Aerial Walkovers With 2010 NCAA Coach of the Year KJ Kindler
Current University of Oklahoma women's coach and 2010 NCAA Coach of the Year KJ Kindler leads us through some drills and progressions she likes to use to teach front aerial walkovers, and specifically front aerial walkovers to two feet, for beam. Melanie Root provided the demonstrations, since she is trying to upgrade this skill for her beam routine. Thanks Melanie and KJ!
Video by Amy Kleefisch
Technique Tuesday: Front Hip Circle
Coach Jason Jarrett of Capital Gymnastics shows a drill he uses to get his gymnasts comfortable with the motion of circling the bar when learning a front hip circle.
Technique Tuesday: Connecting a Back Walkover on Beam
In this week's gymnastics technique video, US National Team Coach Tammy Biggs shows a group of level 7 and 8 gymnasts the correct way to line up a back walkover for a connection on beam. It's all about squaring the hips!
Technique Tuesday: Glide Kip
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from Tom Forster's Body Shaping for Compulsory Bars lecture at the 2010 GAT Convention. Tom shows a group of coaches a drill that he uses with his compulsories for the glide kip on uneven bars. He recommends they do them 5 in a row while shifting their wrists.
Teaching a Clear Hip
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Jason Jarrett demonstrates the stages of spotting you should go through when teaching a clear hip on uneven bars. Footage is from the Hands On Spotting session of the 2009 GAT Convention.
Technique Tuesday: Teaching Handstands to Young Gymnasts
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy TOPs team coach, Rachael Tracy, explains the various exercises they do to teach their young gymnasts proper form for the perfect handstand.
Uneven Bars Shoulder Endurance Exercises
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Barry Hyder of Capital Gymnastics in Texas shows what he does with his girls to strengthen their shoulders and build endurance for uneven bars.
Technique Tuesday: Open Shoulders in Yurchenko Preflight
*This was the most watched Technique Tuesday of 2011. Kylee Botterman went on to win the 2011 NCAA All Around title* For the season 2 premiere of Technique Tuesday, University of Michigan assistant coach Shannon Welker shows us a drill he uses with his team to open up the shoulders in the preflight of yurchenko vaults. This drill has proven successful to the team - gymnast Kylee Botterman has tight shoulders yet is one of the best vaulters in the country and recently scored a perfect 10 on the event.
Teaching a Back Handspring
OU Gymnast David Finning shows a drill used for back handspring and teaching the gymnast to stretch out their shoulders for long extension in the first part of the handspring.
Technique Tuesday: Takeoff Hip Lift Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video features a simple drill that can be used to teach proper takeoff positioning for back tumbling and even in the yurchenko vault. Twin City Twisters Coaches Ben Tobler and Rich Stenger take their level 7 Minnesota state champions through this drill using a wedge mat stacked on top of a resi mat on the tumbling trampoline.
Technique Tuesday- Front Layout and Twisting
Enrique Trabanino who owns Perfection Gymnastics in the Cincinnati area shares a drill to help perfect the body shape and technique of the front layout and front twisting. This drill helps the gymnast feel the correct body shape for the front layout + twisting as well as the cast handstand. Thank you to Enrique for sharing this drill for Technique Tuesday
Technique Tuesday: Back Handspring Layout Step-Out
In this week's gymnastics technique video, coach Kay Burch of Gold Cup Gymnastics shows us a drill she uses often during her beam workouts to perfect the back handspring layout step-out and back handspring to back handspring series on balance beam. She uses a spring board set up at the end of a low beam to isolate the second part of the series and work on the landing.
Snap Down Drill
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Capital of Virginia gymnasts, Brooke Parker and Erin Buchanan, show us a drill they do between tumbling passes to work on the snap down out of roundoffs and back handsprings.
Gymnastics Coaching Clinic - Bars - Vladimir Lashin
Each year after the Canadian Championships we schedule an advanced coaching clinic. In this session the current National Coach does a brief overview of release moves and dismounts on Bars. The demonstrator in red is 9yr-old Shallon Olsen from his club, the most talked about gymnast at the meet. Everyone was asking: "If Shallon does this much difficulty at age-9, can she survive to age-15 when eligible for Sr. competition?
Video by Rick McCharles
Teaching a Tkatchev
Cypress Gymnastics Coach Terry Walker talks about the drill he uses to teach his girls tkatchevs and get them to counterrotate in a way similar to a men's tkatchev.
Technique Tuesday: Gienger Progression Drills
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Coach Ryan Snider of Aerial Athletics shows off the gienger progression and spotting technique he uses on uneven bars. He breaks down the skill into 2 quarter turns. This produces beautiful, high giengers with potential to even upgrade into a def later on, rather than a low, piked gienger.
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Introducing a Gienger
In this week's gymnastics technique video, OHG Head Coach Jeff Beal shows a drill he uses to teach his girls the positioning in gienger release moves on bars.
Technique Tuesday: Shaposhnikova Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Jeff Beal of OHG shows the drill he uses to teach a shaposhikova on uneven bars.
Marvin Sharp's "Sneaky Cartwheels"
Check out Sneaky Cartwheels! This week's gymnastics technique video features Marvin Sharp, former coach of World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Bridget Sloan from Sharp's Gymnastics. Marvin shares a drill he invented to keep his gymnasts from hurdling with a locked leg into the cartwheel or round off. This drill can be used for both beam dismounts as well as the round off in yurchenko vaults.
Technique Tuesday: Hurdle Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video focuses on the hurdle for yurchenko entry vaults. Michigan assistant coach Shannon Welker shows us a drill he used in preparing this year's NCAA National All Around Champion, Kylee Botterman, for vault.
The Perfect Sheep Jump: What the Judge Wants to See
At the Region 3 Elite Clinic held right after the Region 3 Elite Qualifier, gymnasts and coaches had the opportunity to work with the judges in a training camp setting.
Beam Judge Carole Bunge shows an athlete why she failed to receive credit for her sheep jump, and explains what she looks for when judging sheep jumps.
Introductory Drills for Reverse Hecht and Jaeger Releases
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Coach Jeff Beal of OHG shows 2 simple drills he does with his girls long before they ever flip the release move. The drills put emphasis on the turnover and hip action of the reverse hecht release moves as well as the jaeger.
Technique Tuesday- Creating Yurchenko Rotation
In this weeks Technique Tuesday, Chris Burdette from Texas Dreams talks about a drill he uses to teach his gymnasts how to rotate off the table during the yurchenko vaults. The goal of this drill is to bounce and get the hips under and try to rotate. This was filmed at the 2011 National Gymnastics Congress in St Paul Minnesota
Technique Tuesday: Front Aerials
Coach Kathryn Geddert shares a drill she uses with her team at Twistars USA to work the arm swing for front aerials. Gymnast Kami Moore uses the drill for beam.
Technique Tuesday- Create a Dynamic Handspring Vault
This week's Technique Tuesday features a vault drill to improve the dynamics of the handspring in compulsory vaulting. Using this drill, you can get your gymnasts to be more extended on the preflight and be more dynamic throughtout the vault. This drill requires the gymnast to remain tight throught in order to achieve a good flyspring connected to the landing. NOTE: Make sure you are careful to not allow over extending the elbows during the Flyspring as gymnasts new to this drill could be prone to locking the elbows out.
Technique Tuesday: Kip to Front Hip Circle
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Texas Dreams Coach Travis Cherrier shows a drill he uses with his TOPS gymnasts to teach a smooth transition from the kip to a front hip circle in compulsory uneven bars.
Technique Tuesday: Hand Spotting a Tkatchev
In today's gymnastics technique video, learn how to teach a young gymnast a tkatchev on uneven bars by using a hand spotting technique over a rail bar in combination with a bouncing drill on the trampoline.
Technique Tuesday: Arm Speed in Yurchenko Vaults
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Twin City Twisters coach Rich Stenger shows us a drill they use to work on arm speed in the roundoff for yurchenko vaults.
Technique Tuesday-Flyaway on Uneven Bars
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from John Geddert. John shows how he breaks down the flyaway on uneven bars into several steps which include timing and position type drills. John is a US National Team Coach, Region 5 JO Chairman, and owner of Gedderts Twistars in Michigan.
Technique Tuesday- Staying On The Beam On Back Handsprings
In this week's gymnastics technique video, you'll learn how to stay square on the beam with your hands and body for a back handspring on beam. Kerry Griggers USU NCAA ATHLETE Gymcats Gymnastics Utah gymcatspoint.com
Technique Tuesday: Raising The Bar For "Scary Skills"
Coach Leonard Isaacs at North Stars Gymnastics in Boonton, New Jersey created a system that allows his young level 6 gymnasts to prepare for level 8 and 9 "high bar" skills. It's fun for the gymnasts and helps them tackle fear of bigger skills such as giants.
Overshoot Drill: One Arm Drop
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Ryan Snider of Aerial Athletics shows the drill he uses to teach an overshoot on uneven bars.
Shaping Exercises for Compulsory Bars
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from Tom Forster's lecture at the 2010 GAT Convention. Tom shows a few exercises that he likes to use for developing the shapes needed to swing compulsory bars. Tom is a member of the US National Staff for uneven bars.
Technique Tuesday: Prevent Back Tumbling Fears on Beam
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from the 2010 GAT Convention. HUGS team coach LaPrise Harris gave a demonstration of beam drills that she frequently uses with her team. This video focuses on a few basic drills she implements to get her girls comfortable on the beam and ready to take on back tumbling.
More videos with LaPrise coming soon!
Technique Tuesday- Ballastic Leg Swings to Improve Leaps
"Bar Hang Leg Swings' This week's gymnastics technique video features Kathryn Geddert, coach of World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber from Twistars Gymnastics. Kathryn shares a drill that helps gymnasts with the ballastic splitting of leaps on beam and floor. Kathryn talks about what should be focused on during the drill and the numbers she uses with this drill in her workouts.
Technique Tuesday: Vault Pre-Flight Positioning Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, University of Utah Head Coach Greg Marsden shows his girls a drill to improve the pre-flight positioning on their roundoff entry vaults. It's done by moving back and forth between the incorrect body positioning and the ideal body position.
Technique Tuesday: Yurchenko Block Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video focuses on the block for a great yurchunko vault. Twin City Twisters optional coach Rich Stenger has his girls do this drill against the wall to focus on developing an early block so that their vaults will go up instead of out.
Technique Tuesday: Air Track Tumbling
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Texas Dreams elite coach Chris Burdette explains a set up they use to work tumbling on their low impact days. They have an air track set up on an incline which allows them to get numerous tumbling repetitions with just a back handspring entry.
Technique Tuesday: Progressions for Tour Jete 1/2
This week's gymnastics technique video features Kathryn Geddert, coach of World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist Jordyn Wieber from Twistars Gymnastics. Kathryn shares drill progressions she uses to help her gymnasts master the Tour Jete1/2 or Strug on beam and floor. Kathryn talks about each stage of the progression and what should be focused on during each stage.
Technique Tuesday: Blind Change
In this week's gymnastics technique video, coach Jason MacDonald shows a drill he uses to work the pirouette blind change on bars. The goal is to get the gymnasts to work the correct type of giant for a blind change, push tall, and then do a quarter turn on to a mat.
Technique Tuesday: Front Giants Conditioning Hold
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Coach Tony Gehman explains a drill he uses to introduce front giants. The gymnasts hold the proper body position for up to 20 seconds as part of their bar conditioning.
Yurchenko Full Vault Twisting Belt Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video features a low impact yurchenko full vault drill used by the University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team and Coach Jim Stephenson. In this drill, the gymnast uses a twisting belt over the trampoline. The gymnast does a back handspring on the trampoline while the spotter pulls down on the ropes to propel them up off their hands so that the gymnast gets to the vertical position in the air before they twist.
Technique Tueday- Conditioning the Lift on Layout Skills
"Bottom Squeezing Drill' This week's gymnastics technique video features Marvin Sharp, former coach of World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Bridget Sloan from Sharp's Gymnastics. Marvin shares a conditioning drill that helps gymnasts understand the lift in layout skills like Yurch layouts and layouts on floor. This drill helps to condition the muscles to help get the hips under, pelvic tilt when turning over in a layout.
The Proper Body Position for Front Lays & Front Twisting
Sean Golden explains the proper body position for a front layout and for laid out front twisting. His gymnast shows the stages of progression you can go through to train these proper positions.
Elastic Band Yurchenko Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Illinois Gymnastics Institute gymnast Cassie Crededio shows a vault drill they use for yurchenko vault training at IGI.
Technique Tuesday: Breaking Down the Back Salto
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from 10-time World Trampoline & Tumbling Champion Judy Willis Cline. During the Region 3 High Performance Camp, Judy showed a group of gymnasts a drill to break down the back salto for both back tucks and back pikes.
According to GymSmarts, Judy holds tumbling records for bounding whips (26), bounding fulls (16); and bounding double-fulls (8), all accomplished on a non-sprung floor. She is known for her standing double-fulls and triple fulls in both directions.
Technique Tuesday- Candlestick shape drill
Enrique gives us another great drill for this weeks Technique Tuesday. This drill helps to develop the candlestick shape which is important for all back tumbling, and bar giants, pirouettes and dismounts. This is a great drill that can be used as a side station during both bars and floor.
Apollo Gymnastics: Vault Drill Part 1
Here is an interesting vault drill used by Apollo Gymnastics to get the gymnasts to feel the block off the table. Video from Loganne Fell.
The Perfect Switch Side: What the Judge Wants to See
At the Region 3 Elite Clinic held right after the Region 3 Elite Qualifier, gymnasts and coaches had the opportunity to work with the judges in a training camp setting. Beam Judge Carole Bunge shows an athlete why she failed to receive credit for her switch side leap, and breaks down what she wants to see in order to give full credit for a switch side.
Technique Tuesday- Separating the Block and Flip on Vault
This weeks Technique Tuesday Drill is another great drill from 2008 Olympic Coach and Sharps Gymnastics Owner Marvin Sharp. Marvin talks about uphill vaulting and how gymnast don't always transfer the uphill to the flip. This drill helps to separate the block from the flip in help prevent twisting early and getting the gymnasts to stand up first.
Two Minutes of Turning Tidbits with Judge Sharon Weber
Not your typical technique Tuesday video, but here are some valuable pieces of advice from renowned Judge, Sharon Weber on how to execute a technically perfect turn in the judges' eyes.
The turn is one of those skills that seems so simple, yet continually gives girls problems, even at the elite level.
Technique Tuesday: Ed Burch Tkatchev Drill
In week's gymnastics technique video, Coach Ed Burch shows gymnastike a drill he uses to teach and perfect BIG tkatchev releases. His gymnast shown in the video is Tory Wilson who competes a tkatchev immediate gienger combination on uneven bars. Burch was the coach of 1992 Olympic High Bar Gold Medallist Trent Dimas.
Technique Tuesday: "Quacks"
Enrique Trabanino who owns Perfection Gymnastics in the Cincinnati area introduces a drill at Region 5 Congress that he calls "Quacks". He developed this drill after watching the explosive blocking on yurchenkos from the kids at Gym Max in California. After talking to Howie Liang(owner of GymMax), Enrique came up with this drill to help improve the blocking in his gymnasts. Thank you to Enrique for sharing this drill for Technique Tuesday
Technique Tuesday: Switch Leaps
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from the Region 3 College bound training camp. Aerial Athletics coach and former University of Missouri standout gymnast Bunny (Lauren) Schwartzman was working with a gymnast to improve her switch leap. She had her do switch leaps up to a panel mat to put emphasis on the lift that needs to happen in the leap. Then she had her do some on the floor holding an arabesque at the end. These drills hope to improve the overall height of the switch leap and allow for a smooth connection into the following skill.
Technique Tuesday: Deciding Whether or not to Train an L-Grip
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from the 2010 GAT Convention that took place over the weekend. Coach Tom Forster of Colorado Aerials gave a lecture on body shaping for compulsory bars and talked about how he assesses if gymnasts have potential to work the L-Grip on bars.
More videos from GAT coming soon!
Fun fact: The very first Technique Tuesday video was of Tom teaching my non-gymnast friend how to do a back flip. Check it out.
Open Shoulders in Round-Off Entry Vaults
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Marcus Harlin of Elite Champion Gymnastics shows a drill he uses to open the shoulder angle during the round-off of a yurchenko vault in order to produce more power onto the table.
A Simple Tkatchev Drill
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, CJ Scaaf of Cypress Academy shows us a drill for a tkatchev that can easily be done by gymnasts between turns.
Technique Tuesday: 2 for 1 Geinger drill with John Geddert
This week's gymnastics technique video features a a geinger drill by USA Olympic Head Coach John Geddert. This drill gets you a 2 for 1 deal in that it can also be used for a bail to handstand transition. This drill was taken for John's Success video series that you can find on his website, TheGymnasticsCoach.com, or directly by clicking this link: http://thegymnasticscoach.com/blog/category/success-videos/
Technique Tuesday- Creating Rotation for Layouts
This weeks Technique Tuesday features another great drill from 2008 Olympic Coach Marvin Sharp. Marvin explains a tramp drill that he says is his favorite drill in his gym. This tramp drill helps the gymnast to create rotation in a layout on floor or off the vault table. The drill helps to isolate the arms and head and makes the gymnast tuck their hips under to create the rotation.
Technique Tuesday: Front Full to Rudi
In this week's gymnastics technique video, US National Staff coach and former US World Team member Sean Golden shows a progression of drills he uses to teach proper takeoff position in combination front tumbling, particularly front full to a front 1.5 twist.
Trampoline Set Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Jason Hebert shows a drill he uses with his guys at World Cup Gymnastics to teach a tall set in take off for both back and front tumbling. This allows for more body control and more time in the air while tumbling.
Technique Tuesday: Full Turn, Leg at Horizontal
In this week's Gymnastics Technique Video, Patty Resnick was one of the many coaches who contributed to the 2009 Region 3 Optional Training Camp at Capital Gymnastics in Texas. At the camp, Patty showed a gymnast from Aerial Athletics various drills for a full turn with leg at horizontal by lowering the gymnast to her knee and breaking down the skill into its various parts.
Proper Arm Positioning for Sheep Jumps and Ring Leaps
In this week's gymnastics technique video, US National Staff Member Tammy Biggs shows a drill she does to teach proper arm positioning in sheep jumps and ring leaps. In the new code they've changed the ruling for sheeps - it's now full credit or no credit, so it's very important to do everything as technically correct as possible to ensure you are getting credit for the skill. Tammy shows where the arms should be in order to achieve the shoulder layback that judges are looking for.
Technique Tuesday- Pirouette Alignment on bars
Technique Tuesday: Hunts Gymnastics owner Shannon Hunt gives us a drill they use in their bar warm-up complex that helps to improve alignment and pushing tall in the shoulders during pirouettes on bars. This drill can be used in a warm-up or as a side station duriing your daily bar workout.
Vault Landing Drill
This week's gymnastics technique video focuses on vault. During podium training of the 2010 NCAA gymnastics championships, I saw the UCLA girls doing this vault drill at the end of their vault rotation and asked UCLA vault coach Chris Waller about it.
They place the beatboard on top of the vault and a springboard on top of that. The idea is to make it more accurately simulate flying off the table in a vault so that the gymnasts can work on their landings.
Technique Tuesday: The Ball Does Not Lie
This week's Technique Tuesday takes us to SCEGA gymnastics in Temecula, CA. Learn a quick and easy way to ensure that your gymnasts get the most out of their conditioning.
Technique Tuesday: Top Flight's Bar Shaping Bounce Drill
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Top Flight coach Preston Sweny shows us a trampoline drill that he recently added to the beginning of his level 9/10 bar rotation. It can be used for a variety of skills on uneven bars for women, and even parallel bars for men.
Technique Tuesday: More than Just a Sheep Jump Drill
In today's Technique Tuesday video, Capital Gymnastics coach Barry Hyder shares a drill he uses on the trampoline to teach gymnasts to open their hips. This drill translates to yurchenko vaults, tapping into a dismount on bars, and of course sheep jumps.
The Kovacs Kaboom
In this week's gymnastics technique video, OU gymnast David Finning shows us a drill he does on trampoline to help with the timing of the regrasp of a kovacs on high bar.
Technique Tuesday- Hurdle Knee Cartwheel Drill for Vault
2008 Olympic Coach Marvin Sharp give us a drill to help the hurdle for the round off for vault. This hurdle to the knee drill helps the gymnast to keep shoulders back and the body square allowing the gymnasts to kick over the top on the round off and be tall on the board.
Technique Tuesday- 3 Swing to Handstand for Flyaways with Marvin Sharp
2008 Olympic Coach Marvin Sharp of Sharps gymnastics shows a drill to help gymnast learn a flyaway and decrease fear. This drill helps the gymnast to understand how to keep the shoulders open,hips flat, head in and release the bar without trying to create the flip.
Double Heel Drive for Stretched Tkatchev
In this week's gymnastics technique video, World Cup Gymnastics Coach Jason Hebert explains how he broke down the stretched tkatchev when teaching it to his gymnast, Junior National Champion John Orozco.
Technique Tuesday: Getting Levels 1-3 Comfortable on Beam
This week's gymnastics technique video comes from Coach LaPrise Harris at the 2010 GAT Convention. She shows us a few balancing drills she implements into everyday training to get her younger gymnasts, mostly levels 1-3, to feel comfortable up on the beam.
Technique Tuesday: U of Minnesota Traveling Rig Vault Station
In this week's gymnastics technique video, Coach Jim Stephenson expands on the drill you saw in part 1 of the video. They have a traveling rig connected to a twisting belt set up above their trampoline. Jim takes us through the drills they're able to do on the station to teach all types of vaults: yurchenkos, tsukaharas, and even handspring entry vaults. The biggest advantage of a drill like this is that it's low impact for the gymnast meaning they can do high reps of them without the pounding on their bodies.
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In this week's gymnastics technique video, Texas Dreams coach Eli Hernandez takes us through some progressions he likes to use to teach Arabians to his students. Typically people drop their chest and go around the side to turn as they flip, but using this step-by-step approach, Eli ensures that the gymnast keeps their chest up, completes the turn, and THEN does the flip.
Video by Amy Kleefisch
Technique Tuesday- Parallette Conditioning for Core Shaping on Bars
Enrique Trabanino, owner of Perfection Gymnastics shows us a conditioning drill using parallettes that helps to increase strength and endurance. The action of the drill works the core and shoulders. Using this drill, the gymnast will improve press handstands and develop the late drop technique for toe circling on bars.
Technique Tuesday: Water Weight Lunges
This Technique Tuesday features Perfection Gymnastics coach Luke Wasson showing us an affordable and fun way to add resistance and improve core stabilization during simple leg and body control exercises. This water weight forces the gymnast to concentrate on the movement of the exercise while activating their core to keep balanced.
Full Turn, Leg at Horizontal Part 2
Patty Resnick of Boise State is full of turning drills! In Part 1, Patty showed the gymnast the drills for learning a full turn with leg at horizontal by lowering the gymnast to her knee and breaking down the skill into its various parts. In this video she focuses on the turn as a whole and she sets up a drill station to challenge the gymnast.
Technique Tuesday- Turning (Rainbow) Bridge Drill for Early Turn on Pirouettes
Enrique Trabanino from Perfection Gymnastics in Ohio gives us a drill he uses to help his gymnasts understand and feel the early turn for pirouettes on bars. This "Turning Rainbow or Bridge" gives them a nice side station to reinforce the early hand change and finishing turn in handstand. This drill is first done on the floor on a line then can be moved to the floor bar.