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Deep Core and Posture Strength

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Pak Salto

Joe Langley describes the Pak salto and notes some mistakes to correct.

Pak salto
Conditioning for Dance - a strong pelvic floor

This video addresses building a strong pelvic floor, an essential component to maintaining body position in dance skills.

Школа гимнастики - Balance Beam

This excerpt from the Russian "School of Gymnastics" series is dedicated to fundamental aspects of the balance beam.

Knee Injuries At Landing And Take-Off Phase In Gymnastics

The purpose of the present study was to record the incidence of knee injuries in Greek artistic gymnasts in relation to the event and exercise phase. Two hundred artistic gymnasts aged 12.2 ± 2.8 years from different clubs of North and…

Upper Body Dance Positions - Donna Culp

Donna Culp shows how to develop great dance line through the upper body. She includes how to keep this nice position through oblique dance movements.

Great Landing Posture - Kris Merlo Robinson

A great stick landing seals a great impression on gymnastic judges. Here Kris Merlo Robinson show how your body should align for a great stick.

Clear Hip Handstand: Shape, Drop, Open

This two-page article by Karen Goeller covers the details of teaching the clear hip circle to handstand, which is a core skill on uneven bars. The article also contains some pointers on safety.

Clear hip circle
Detailed Tumbling Preparation

This 76-page pdf is densly packed with progressions for various tumbling skills - from FlySpring to Double Fronts. Most skills described include detailed conditioning circuits that target the skill to be performed in competition.

Double layout Double tuck
Skill Progressions #22: Half Pirouettes

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Pirouettes on bars
Fun Warm Up Ideas - The Bean-y Game

Get your gymnasts involved in this fun warm up game .

Warm-up
What Direction Am I Twisting? - George Hery

When you start twisting gymnastic skills, determining which way you are twisting is extremely important. Here George Hery show how he figures out which way a gymnast is twisting. He's used this method for over 20 years.

Round-off
Gainers on Trampoline - George Hery

Here is another tip from George Hery on Gainer back flips on trampoline.

Flyaway
Gymnastics Explained - Yurchenko

What is a Yurchenko vault in gymnastics? British Gymnastics knows!

Yurchenko Vault
Handstand Pirouette - Tony Retrosi

Drills for pirouettes on uneven parallel bars from Tony Retrosi using the floor bar.

Pirouettes on bars
Smart Phone As A Standing Balance Assessment Device

Balance plays important role in postural control and force production in artistic gymnastics and can be used as injury prevention. Therefor balance should be monitored during the training process. Many different protocols have been used…

Balance Beam Back Handspring Instructional Video

A comprehensive Gymnastics Instructional Video that shows the how to teach a Back Handspring on the Balance Beam. This is a good video for Gym Owners to teach their coaches how to Teach a Back Handsprings on the Balance Beam.

Menichelli
Skill Progressions #30: Toe Circles to Handstand

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Toe-on Toe-off
Drills for Shaping Back Tucks

This video shows a range of really good drills for improving back tucks.

Back tuck
Athlete Monitoring, William A Sands, PhD, FACSM, CSCS, EMT

Dr Willam Sands shares his insights into monitoring athletes at this 2016 symposium. This hour-long video is conveniently bookmarked to begin with his gymnastics example.

Beam Tumbling Series - Tony Retrosi

Here is a quick drill from Tony Retrosi to learn or improve a 3 skill back tumbling series for balance beam.

Maintaining a Straight Second Flight in Front Handspring Vaults

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Front handspring vault
Pirouette Drills on Floor - Tony Retrosi

Here is a quick drill to help with the weight shift for pirouettes from Tony Retrosi.

Pirouettes on bars
Motor Skill Acquisition Influences Learners Visual Perception In Gymnastics [PDF]

Research has shown that perceiving and predicting the actions of others differs as a function of motor expertise. The aim of this study was to address the question if participants who successfully acquired a handspring over a vaulting…