We are now officially on school year schedule (and beginning to put routines together). So all of the girls are now back in the gym at different times, and doing different assignments and because of that I’ve been trying to mix up conditioning and shaping even more. One of the things that we can’t take our eye off of, no matter what time of year, is handstand shaping. That being said with so many kids in the gym we often have to get creative or use drills that might not be our go to. So I wanted to put together a few videos of drills that might peak your interest, or give you some ideas as to what you can do.
This first video starts out very simply with things that you can do with your rec kids and gets progressively more difficult. The extended hollow position walks that are shown in the video are something I have many of my optional gymnasts do. They go forward, backward and do both sides. If they do it correctly (and low to the floor) – it’s great for shaping and for shoulders. But you have to do steps one and two first. Make sure they are looking at their hands and pushing through their shoulders! Without that it isn’t going to do much good.
Videos 1 & 2 JAG Gym Training
Video 3 Leeds Gymnastics
Video 4 Colden Raisher
Video 5 Zach Crumpton
Find it here!
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!