giant progressions

A new JAO video has been released. :-)

Unusual in this series are downswing drills into a soft mat. I’ve never seen an Artistic gymnast use that on Bar — though in the past it has been a popular drill for Men on Parallel Bars.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Nice work, as usual.

I try to avoid the bent knee giant on low bar these days.

It’s less scary for little kids, but can result in some unintended consequences.


#1 giant progressions | Gymnastics News Network. on 12.19.13 at 8:05 am

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#2 JimfromSeattle on 12.19.13 at 11:29 am

how long does all that take from “beginning of drills” to a completed giant?

assuming necessary trunk strength, wouldn’t “strap bar”, 3/4 giant w/ spot, full giant w/spot, then full giant be sufficient?

#3 JO on 12.20.13 at 9:45 am

Jim, as a female coach with some girls just as big as myself, I liked seeing some of this drills to help get the girls very prepared. I plan to use them this summer!

#4 JimfromSeattle on 12.20.13 at 11:11 am

thanks for response….”whatever works” works for me….m-a-n-y paths to success…

#5 Bob on 12.22.13 at 6:41 am

I like the progressions accept that during the overlows the girl is pushing her chest out and pulling on the bar. I think this eventually caused that same arch position that we see in her giants at the end. If you utilize those same overlows with an octagon bar it helps the hand shift and helps the girls feel the scoop over the bar. I do all these drills plus a few more and I usually only need to spot the 3/4 quarter giant a couple times. Then everything else is on their own.

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