Skill Progressions #28: Back Extension Rolls 2.0

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Back extension roll
There Is No Kick in a Kip - Dan Connelly

The kip is the most important skill for age group bars and one of the most challenging to learn. Here Dan Connelly gives a few tips to make learning this skill easier.

Some Glide Kip Mistakes

A good video from Joe Langley on spotting and correcting common mistakes in glide kips.

SHIFT - Upper Body Power

SHIFT Movement Science and Gymnastics Education shares a playlist for upper body power aimed at gymnasts.

Effect Of Different Hand Positions On Elbow Loading During The Round Off In Male Gymnastics: A Case Study

Elbow lesions are a potential reason for ending a gymnastics career, and presents a real concern for coaches, scientist and clinicians.

Школа гимнастики - Pommel Horse

Pommel horse is the subject of this excerpt from the Russian "School of Gymnastics" series.

Gymnastics Explained - Pak Salto

What is a Pak Salto on the Asymmetric Bars in gymnastics? British Gymnastics knows!

Pak salto
Strengthening Hip Muscles - Brandi Smith Young

Here is an exercise to improve hip muscle strength from Brandi Smith Young.

Training Load In Pre-Pubertal Female Artistic Gymnastics [PDF]

An understanding of the multiple factors affecting young gymnasts is required to assist in optimizing performance and injury prevention.

Exploring The Effectiveness Of Pre-Performance Routines In Elite Artistic Gymnasts: A Mixed Method Investigation [PDF]

The purpose of this study was to explore both content and variation of pre- performance routines (PPR) between the four apparatus within Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Participants were purposely selected from former Great Britain…

The Complete Training on the Kip on the Uneven Bars

This Gymneo guide covers prerequisites, spotting technique, physical preparation and more.

Calf Stretching - Brandi Smith Young

Knowing how to properly stretch your calves will help avoid injury. Here Brandi Smith-Young explains one way to properly stretch your calves.

SHIFT - General Core Strength

SHIFT Movement Science and Gymnastics Education shares a playlist for general core strength aimed at gymnasts.

Straddle Cast to Handstand - Tony Retrosi

Here are some simple drills from Tony Retrosi to learn a straddle cast to handstand on bars. He has one unusual drill for women's gymnastics using the men's parallel bars.

Cast to handstand
Basic bar drills

This 30-minute clinic covers basic bar drills for core skills including flyaways, clear hip circles and giant swings.

Flyaway Clear hip circle Giant circle
Press Handstand - Tony Retrosi

Tips for improving a press to handstand from Tony Retrosi.

Press to handstand
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…

Handstand and Pirouette Positions - Tony Retrosi

Here are a couple of drills from Tony Retrosi to improve your lines for handstands and pirouettes.

Pirouettes on bars
Front Flip with Half Twist - Tammy Biggs

Here are a few tips from Tammy Biggs to do with your arms to make your front flip with 1/2 twist better.

Front tuck half
Ring Handstand Development - Hideo Mizoguchi

Here is a quick drill to help strengthen handstands on rings from Hideo (Mizo) Mizoguchi.

Strengthening Soleus Muscles - Brandi Smith Young

Here is a quick exercise from Brandi Smith Young to strengthen your soleus muscles to increase stability on balance beam.


Stalder. The complete training on the Stalder on uneven bars.

Gainers on Trampoline - George Hery

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

Apprentissage du salto arrière groupé au sol (partie 1/4)

GymneoLive #015 : Premières séances d'apprentissage sur le salto arrière groupé au sol. Thème de la séance : Leçon d'acrobatie, découverte de la position "groupée"

Back tuck