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The Physics of the Gymnastic Giant
It should be clear that if you want to swing higher or faster, you must add energy to the system (in this case, the…
A Progression for Teaching the Stalder Handstand
The key here is the technique of the entry into the skill, author John Wojtczuk writes, what has been called a "late…
The Mystery Of Twisting ( George Hery ) – Gymnastics Wisdom
Twisting is indeed a mystery for many people; and mainly because we do not really understand three very important…
Analysis of physical training influence on the technical execution of dismounts off the uneven bars
Highlighting of physical training dynamics and its influence on the biomechanical characteristics of the dismounts off…
Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?
Gymnastics coaches and administrators in the US are reluctant to include weight training with female gymnasts because…
Split Flexibility by Dr Wm Sands
By Wm A. Sands, Ph.D., Head – Sport Biomechanics and Engineering, U.S. Olympic Committee Chair - USECA. Split …
Late Drop Techniques For In-Bar Skills By Tom Forster
This article covers techniques for entering close bar skills and highlights some common errors to avoid.
Understanding Sever’s Disease and Gymnastics
Sever’s Disease is gymnast can be hard to distinguish from other pains. However, the most common symptoms of Sever’s…
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…
Drills for Giants on Uneven Bars
Giant swings are one of the more difficult “basic” skills that every gymnast must have. It takes strength (with out…
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