Today I’m going to share a few side stations for shaping and conditioning on bars. These stations are easy to set-up and over a lot of “bang for your buck” so to speak.
This first one is actually the step before the quick tip for cast handstands I did a few weeks ago. This drill while still being a very good strength exercise does not require the same level of control and shaping that the next one does. This makes it perfect for doing with your lower level gymnasts and encouraging them to feel the levering action.
This second video is a couple very good drills but as Neil mentioned the first is exponentially more effective with socks (you can also do it with the gymnasts legs on a physio ball but that’s much harder). Again, like Neil make sure that you are there to spot it for a while though to make sure that you are reinforcing correct shapes and that the gymnasts understand expectations.
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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!