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Hi All,

So a few days ago I did a posted that highlighted my slightly guilty pleasure of watching videos of peoples warm-ups (and complexes). Since then I’ve had ALL KINDS of thoughts about ways in which to restructure/revamp mine. What I want in it, what I don’t think is as necessary. What I think kids get the most out of etc. So here are a couple videos that sparked ideas in me.

This first one actually got me thinking a lot about proportions. I’m a big fan of having some conditioning and shaping in the warm-up. Those things that are the MOST important. But I’m starting to think a lot more about what proportion I want that to be, and exactly how long I want that warm-up to take. I haven’t come up with a definite answer yet.

This second video (more towards the middle and end), just gave me all kinds of ideas about adding dance, different flexibility, ways in which I would like to order things etc.

Where do you get your ideas on how to structure your warm-up?

Complexities in Complexes

Hi All,

So today I’m going to talk a little bit about complexes. I’m one of those people that uses complexes on pretty much every event most days. Beyond that, I usually have a short version and a long version of the complex depending on what I want the assignment to be and what I think needs to get done that day. Alright, so with that lets get to some videos.

This first video is part of a beam complex by Mary Lee Tracy. I always like to know what other coaches are doing, and I’m pretty constantly adding and removing this from a complex depending on whether I like them/feel they are effective or not.

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This second video is of a stalder/toe shoot pirouetting complex on bars. Great for endurance, and not finishing pirouettes late. You can make complexes out of literally anything.

What do you put in your everyday complexes?

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