Beyond the Routine - Season Trailer
Gymnastike's newest production is 'Beyond the Routine', a documentary-style video series that gives you unprecedented access into the lifestyle, training regimens and personal philosophies of the most renowned personalities in gymnastics. Our first series of episodes will profile esteemed Olympic coach, MARY LEE TRACY of Cincinnati Gymnastics! One of the most important and influential coaches in USA Gymnastics history, Mary Lee Tracy represents the standard of excellence in our sport. 'Beyond the Routine' will give you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into the day-to-day life of Mary Lee, her 2016 Olympic hopefuls Lexie Priessman and Amelia Hundley, and their elite training group. The footage is gripping, unfiltered and wholly compelling. Want to find out what it takes to direct one of the most successful elite programs in the country? Want to discover exactly what it takes to push elite level stars to international glory? Tune in the Monday, January 14th for the premiere of 'Beyond the Routine' and find out! Click here to watch the series premiere of 'Beyond the Routine'
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Mary Lee Tracy: 3 Action Stages of the Pak Salto on bars Part #1
Mary Lee Tracy breaks down the Pak Salto. The first drill is for the reverse tap swing and focuses on keeping the hips open and pressing down to the floor.
Coach Mary Lee Tracy: Seperating the Block from the Flip on Yurchenkos
Mary Lee discusses how many gymnasts often have trouble separating the block from either the salto or the twist on Yurchenkos. She discusses what gymnasts are doing wrong that causes this trouble, and then she walks us through a drill that technically helps them separate.
Beyond the Routine Series Trailer: Miss Val and UCLA
Follow one of the most historic collegiate coaches, Valorie Kondos Field, and her UCLA Bruins as they fight to achieve greatness during what Val describes as the strangest season in ten years. Click here to watch the premiere of BTR with Miss Val and UCLA
Click here to watch episode 2, "Iron Sharpens Iron"
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Drill For Rotation Shape in Saltos
Kim Zmeskal explains an easy drill to help gymnasts improve their technique on forward saltos.
Front Pike Drill With Coach Kim Zmeskal
Coach Kim Zmeskal uses this drill, a staple of their conditioning and pike complex at Texas Dreams Olympics, to break down standing front pike technique in depth.
Improve Body Position In Front Pike
Coach Kim Zmeskal shows a great drill that helps to improve body position in the front pike.
Mary Lee Tracy: 3 Action Stages of the PAK Salto on bars Part #2
Mary Lee Tracy demonstrates how the "tap" changes depending on body type.
Mary Lee Tracy: 3 Action Stages of the PAK Salto on bars Part #3
Mary Lee explains how to kill the swing to get the correct timing for the tap. This is key to perform the skill from a handstand.
Seperating the block from Flip on Yurchenkos Part #2
Mary Lee shows multiple drills here. This first drill really accentuates the hip rising when separating the block from the flip. The second drill she shows is great for opening the shoulders. She points out that the arms have to travel over the head and underneath the body. The third drill teaches them to get back, in the hand stand shape and then snap back into a stance. She then has her gymnast add a twist to the end of this drill.
Prepare For A Front Pike
Seperating the block from Flip on Yurchenkos Part #3
This drill focuses on the round off. Mary Lee points out the mistakes gymnasts commonly make that affect body position during the twist.