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Basic One Leg Hops

These kind of hops require a good balance control and must not be attempted by novice gymnasts on a high beam. After the athletes have demonstrated acceptable proficiency on a low beam they can progressively move a skill to a medium beam and later on to a regulation height beam. Any type of basic drill hopping on one single leg should be trained on support feet.

By | April 13th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Basics|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Front Hip Circle Alone Arm and Leg Actions Close Up

Though this is not a perfect front hip circle example, notice how the gymnast raises her center of mass forward to begin falling down without changing her body position. Then, when gravity starts to accelerate her fall, she pikes slightly to add some extra circular momentum while keeping pressure on the legs to allow them from moving away from the bar even at the moment that she briefly lets go of the bar to shift her grip around to prepare the hands arrival to a full support.

By | January 24th, 2011|Categories: Basics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |20 Comments