Tag Archives: bar drill

I can’t…

Hi All,

So let me finish that sentence. I can’t be in 27 places at once. I would love to, it would be a neat trick. But really, I can’t spot everything. As a lot of you know, I’m a HUGE proponent of spotting for shapes. That being said, there is only so much I can do, I am…only human after all. So today I thought I’d show you some drills that you DON’T have to spot.

This first video is a nice solid drill. Perfect side station. But what I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about this video is that she is going both directions. I’m a HUGE proponent of doing things both ways. Split jumps on beam on both leg, jump 1/2 and 1/1 turns both directions, back walkovers on both legs etc. Try it for a while. See how much more comfortable your kids get.

I mostly picked this second video for the first half of the video. Though the second half if good too. I really like this set up, especially if you have p-bars you aren’t using (though there are SO MANY things to do with them).

Perfect practice makes perfect!

My hands don’t go that way

Hi All!

So today’s post is one about getting your kids used to different grips (not the kind you put on your hands), on bars. Its something that I think gets overlooked a lot, possibly because it’s assumed that most children can flip their hands around backwards. But I think in these cases the shape is neglected.

This first video is a nice station you can have your kids play around with on floor bar. They can play around with all of the different grips while shape is emphasized.

// Floor Bars //

This second video is one by Tony Retrosi. This idea can also be applied to straddle and pike press handstands as well as handstand holds on a floor bar etc.

How do you get your kids used to being in different grips?