Today I’m going to share even more ideas (and one old one) to helping your gymnasts handstand get all the way up on beam. When gymnasts don’t get to handstand it’s usually because of 1 of 2 things: fear, or lack of awareness.
This first video is a replica of a quick tip I did a couple months ago. Like I said, it’s one of my favorite drills. A couple things to watch for that I didn’t talk about in the original post. When you have gymnasts in a pike handstand there is a tendency for them to duck their heads, I want their heads in the same position it would be for a normal handstand. Also, this is something you may want to spot for a while, just because the vertical position may still be a little foreign and you want to make sure they understand EXACTLY where it is.
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!