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.
Heather Maynez Photography
Not to worry!
The full 45 minute lecture of Bars Shaping from Pre-Team Up is now available for download, along with the full powerpoint and all of the videos!