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Incline Mat Reverse Hecht Drill

The reverse hecht is a complex skill where the gymnast swinging up on the back giant direction suddenly must be able to change this directional motion and release the bar flipping on the opposite direction. Any drill that can help an athlete to begin understanding and reverse it toward a front flipping action is enhancing the approach to eventually master this release.

By | April 18th, 2011|Categories: High Bar Releases, Releases|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Reverse Hecht Timer to Pit

Although the gymnast demonstrating the drill has not mastered all its technical details correctly and is still showing too much pancake position, the final goal is to turn over forward the whole body in one single unit with the straddle legs moving backwards and closing without the gymnast getting stuck or exhibiting a very deep pancake.

By | April 18th, 2011|Categories: High Bar Releases, Releases|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Layout Reverse Hecht

Besides the larger amount of power required to perform a layout reverse hecht compared to a piked reverse hecht, the main difference between both skills is given by the way the bar is cleared during the flying phase. A true layout hecht clears the bar in a straight or hollow position without exhibiting any obvious hip flex.

By | April 18th, 2011|Categories: High Bar Releases, Releases|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Free Hip Shaposnykova or Hindorf Timer

Before any athlete starts learning a Shaposnykova release to catch the upper rail, or a Hindorf, they must demonstrate a consistent ability to perform powerful free-hip handstands. Once they have proven they are capable, they can begin training this drill where the goal is to finish the free-hip with an open shoulder angle and the center of mass slightly beyond the vertical support.

By | February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Releases|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Inside Endo

The inside endo starts with the gymnast beginning to pike as the body is already bailing over, and keeping the shoulder angle as open as possible while the pike compression increases. Aiming to get the feet between the arms and the rail cleared before the hips, the center of mass moves down lower than a horizontal line with the bar.

By | January 27th, 2011|Categories: Close to the Bar Skills, In-Bar Skills|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Inside Endo Full Pirouette to Mix Grip

The gymnast demonstrating this combination bails over with a little arch to begin the inside endo, but then shows a good compression, and on the swing up and comes out of the skill with the correct hip roll-out action. On the pirouette to mixed grip he again has a slight arch that could be refined to a straighter position and keeps his head slightly out to maintain visual contact with the rail during his pirouette which helps him to regrasp the bar more consistently.

By | January 27th, 2011|Categories: Close to the Bar Skills, In-Bar Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments