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Straps Front Giants with Undergrip

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.

By | January 13th, 2011|Categories: Straps and Low Bar Single Rail Drills|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Straps Giants with Changing Speeds

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.

By | January 13th, 2011|Categories: Straps and Low Bar Single Rail Drills|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Back Handspring Spot with Arm Swing

Once we are relatively sure that the gymnast is not going to throw the arms out too open we can add the arms swing to their spotted back handsprings. This gymnast is trying to master a hollow turn over second flying phase instead of just piking it down. Coaches may use every training opportunity to help establish good posture habits like standing up with stomach area in and buttocks tucked in too.

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