tumbling – “skimming the stone”

For “tempo” tumbling (e.g backward handspring series) we often use the analogy that the tumbler should be like a stone skipping across the lake.

Gerald S George posted an article on that topic adapted from his book Championship Gymnastics.

You can read the article for free via the online version of International Gymnast magazine.

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And if you still don’t have a copy of the essential text, use the promo code “GYMCOACH” when ordering the book at WinningGymnastics.com for $10 off.

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