Strap giants help gymnasts to understand the tap actions timing and improve their body positions during the skill. Before attempting strap back gaints the gymnasts need some experience with giants with spot and big swings with straps.
Many horizontal or uneven bars basic skills show a cleaner body line when performed with a neutral head while some other skills are executed better when the gymnasts maintain visual contact with the bar as is the case with releases such as gingers and kollmans.
During straps training sessions, front giants may be learned with an overgrip. Eventually it is wise to master front giants with an undergrip hand position. The athletes may build up their swings until they bring their bodies up to a handstand support. Observe how the hands are placed in the straps for undergrip swings and front giants.
The gymnast then makes a backwards roll to dislocate. The athlete must shift the wrists to maintain proper weight support at peak height or his body may collapse against the bar. Notice also the wrists shift on each inverted giants ascending phase to support.
Different horiztonal and uneven bars require different giants speed. Advanced gymnast must be able to speed up or slow down their giants at will be means of the power utilized to execute their taps. The straps are a perfect opportunity to practice long sets of giants where the athlete may change from fast to slow giants and vice versa several times in each single set.