Doubles doubles everywhere

Fun Friday #16
July 19, 2013
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July 21, 2013

Hi All,

So today’s post is on double backs. Body awareness is HUGE in gymnastics, but it’s especially important when you start getting into skills with multiple flips (or twists for that matter).

This first video is of a GREAT WAY (I think), to teach double backs off bars. It helps keep the kids shoulders open, prevents tucking too early, feels similar in the beginning to what they have probably been training (high layout flyaways) etc. Great stuff.

This second video is where I would probably start with double backs if you have access to a pit. We used to call it “back tramp.” Its good fun, helps the gymnasts air awareness, and you can get all kinds of cool flips and twists coming out of it.

Train hard!

Heather Maynez Photography

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