Today I wanted to share a few quick (and very good) videos, that may help you work presentation with your little ones. This can be a struggle for a lot of people, and the one thing I have to stress is that this can’t be an occasional thing. Presentation needs to be worked on continually, even in places where you may not think it needs to be. Standing in line, wandering out of dismounts during summer etc.
This first video is of gymnasts using a Style Rope on beam. That being said, you can make your own (if you are sewing savy), or have your kids just use a thick jump rope (the main part of the Style Rope). I swear, it works great. I did a Quick Tip similar to it a while ago. It makes a dramatic difference in terms of presentation.
This second video is a nice little video on leg tightening/straightening. This is something easily incorporated into a warm-up, and if you don’t do it every day, those muscles just aren’t going to be there. I often see coaches asking gymnasts to be tight when they haven’t done enough work with those muscles to sustain it. Don’t make that mistake.
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!