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Arched Front Hip Circle and Cast

This used to be an old common way to begin the front hip circle. Starting with an arched position before falling down to a pike in order to speed up the skill. Although some gymnasts still use this initial approach, the pike to speed up the circle can be initiated as well from a body falling down in a hollow position which is the more accepted present approach.

By |2011-01-24T17:11:53+00:00January 24th, 2011|Categories: Basics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Low Single Rail Straddle Cast Handstand Drill

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.

By |2011-01-14T12:44:57+00:00January 14th, 2011|Categories: Straps and Low Bar Single Rail Drills|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments