“The very symbol of the sport, the handstand, is indeed one of the most important fundamental elements in gymnastics. Although often viewed as an individual skill, the handstand shape is repeatedly seen in every event, every exercise, and virtually every movement sequence.” Dr Gerald S. George, Ph.D. “Championship Gymnastics. Biomechanical Techniques For Shaping Winners” 2010 [Read more…]
I have always loved front and side aerials. Not just for their artistic enjoyment but for the leg drive that it teaches.
Here is a drill that showed really good results with this young lady from Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Mary Lee shares a great drill for Releve training using a small medicine ball.
A while ago I had a coach request drills for Back Layouts. I finally got around to videoing them!
These drills all deal with body position. I start these drills with Level 4s so that by the time they “need” the layout it is there.
- Fall to Back on flat surface (not on video)
- Fall to back with feet elevated
- Jump to 1/4 gainer to back
- Continue to raise surface on 1/4 gainer. (not on video)
- Into Pit, fall back to back layout.
Mary Lee shares her drills for Releve Training.
Jamie Donkin, new assistant coach at Utah State (formally assistant at Sacramento State University) shares a drill at Gym Momentum Camp 2012 for arm position in turning jumps and leaps.
Here is a great Leg Extension Exercise.