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Standing Back Handspring Example

This talented young gymnast is making a nice effort to emphasize a chest hollow position at the beginning of the skill. The objective of this action is to create a feeling about the shape of the body on the second flying phase. Nowadays she still has some troubles to hold a hollow position on the turn over from hands to feet and pikes down instead.

By | January 11th, 2011|Categories: Back Tumbling|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Standing Back Handspring Spot

Back handsprings can be spotted with one hand on the lower back and the other hand on the closer hamstring. If the spotter stands on the left of the gymnast the right hand goes on the back and the left hand on the nearer hamstring. During the second flying phase the hands switch the left to the abdominal area and the right to the lower back to assist with any problems during the landing.

By | January 11th, 2011|Categories: Back Tumbling|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Gymnastics on Demand Videos – FREE!

American Gymnast has offered Gymnastics on Demand as a subscription-based online video training system for coaches, gym owners, and gymnasts for the last several years. Today, I'm excited to announce that all of the videos in that system are being added to YouTube so that the entire gymnastics community can now view them for FREE! There are approximately 1200 videos that are currently being uploaded!

Straps for Gymnastics Training

Gymnastics Straps are used for a variety of training purposes around the gym. Traditionally used to teach giant swings for girls and guys on uneven bars and high bar, they can also be used to teach swings on rings, assist in strength training and reinforce proper technique during tumbling. Watch the following video from Coach Nick for some innovative ways to use these straps.

By | October 8th, 2010|Categories: High Bar, Uneven Bars|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gymnastics Clubs – Do your parents "Wisper?"

Imagine parents sitting in your gymnastics facility, watching their child in one of your gymnastics classes. Do you ever wonder exactly what they're thinking? Now, imagine giving those parents the ability to send a simple text message that rates, for example, their child's instructor, your facility, and/or their overall experience with your business, giving you (and other potential customers) instantaneous feedback about your business. Imagine no more. That's what "Wisper" can do for you now!