National Gymnastics Day is coming this Saturday 9/17 and 2011 is the Year of the Handstand. Upload picture(s) of your handstand to our Facebook page and we're going to give away a $75 Gift Certificate to the American Gymnast online store to one lucky winner! Winner will be chosen on 9/19/11.
Did you know that 2011 is the Year of the Handstand? I just saw this funny video of Olympic Gold Medalist and USA Gymnastics Chairman Peter Vidmar doing a handstand on our American Gymnast Parallettes. Cool!
Here we have included some examples of a 360 degree pirouette, followed by piking down and bringing the legs through to a V position. It is important to remember to minimize the number of hands steps needed to complete the full pirouette.
This low single rail drill helps gymnasts understand how to cast to a handstand with straddled legs. Beginning from a hollow prone support the gymnast moves down to a tight arch, and from there quickly snaps the hips up, aiming to bring the body weight on top of the arm support without letting the legs come down too much.
The Open Shoulder Trainer is brand new to the American Gymnast online store, and for the month of May, you get Free Shipping on this Gymnastics Training Accessory.
The handstand is the most fundamental and crucial element in all of gymnastics. It's body position can be seen in elements done on every single apparatus in the sport. The development of a gymnast's handstand is generally started at the very earliest stages of recreational levels, but gymnasts should continually train and refine their position throughout their entire career.
Basic Technique regarding the Handstand Position provided by Vitaly Marinitc