Entries Tagged 'floor (men)' ↓

Gianni – GOLD on Floor

The Youth Olympic Games all-around champion killed it on FX. One of the cleaner routines we’ve seen all season. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.



Dude. If you stick the mount cold, don’t do the silly looking knee bend. That’s to help cover up an over-rotation.

FIG simply has to FIX the Floor rules.

(via Lets Talk Gym)

Men’s YOG Finals day 1

Floor
Regini – Moran G (GBR) 14.766
Yuasa K (JPN) 14.133
Lim M (KOR) 13.766

Pommel
Nagornyy N (RUS) 13.966
Hryko V (UKR) 13.933
Kadirov T (UZB) 13.800

Rings
Nagornyy N (RUS) 14.000
Ma Y (CHN) 13.866
Hryko V (UKR) 13.533

Kyle Shewfelt 10yrs later

training whip to quad twist

One of Verniaiev’s teammates.

via Nico

Kenzo is still in High School

KenzoYep.

Our World Floor champion is young. I mistakenly believed him too young to have competed Worlds 2013.

Nico’s new MAG Liukin blog linked to some video of Kenzo’s High School Championships.

Click here to watch highlights. Kenzo has never looked better.

He’s been named to Japan’s Worlds 2014 Team.

safe spotting DVD – basic tumbling

My friend Kyle Thalman, a coach in Hawaii, has done a great job putting together a new spotting video. High production values. Great video quality.

Here’s a sample.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

My philosophy is that coaches should know how to spot. Then spot as little as possible, setting up progressions that kids can do on their own.

1 – Handstand chapter
2 – Forward Roll Chapter
3 – Backward Roll Chapter
4 – Front Walkover
5 – Back Walkover
6 – Cartwheel
7 – Standing Back Handspring
8 – Standing Back Tuck
9 – Running Aerial
10 – Running Front Tuck
11 – Round-off Back Handspring
12 – Round-off Back Handspring Back Tuck

It’s not cheap at $98.99. See if your Club will buy this resource for the staff.

SafeSpotting.com

FX – Whitlock, Morgan, Bishop

FX results
1. Whitlock 15.533 GBR
2. Morgan 15.133 CAN
3. Bishop 14.550 NZL

Kiwi Coach David Phillips will be proud. He took a Bronze medal on Floor in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. :-)

I feel badly for Ashish Kumar who had hoped to medal again. He did not fall, but simply didn’t HIT nearly as well as the medalists.

Aly Raisman tumbling

Looks strong. :-)

Maroney is out for the season due to injury. She mentions it on this video.

That might make room for Skinner on the Worlds 2014 team.

backward handspring analysis

GYMNEO.TV

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

That’s the latest sneak preview from Gymneo’s English language tutorial library being launched this Fall.

It’s a paid service, but between September 5 and September 25, 2014, a subscription is half price for 1 year — that’s €109.50 instead of €219 (US$149.50 instead of US$299).

Details – COMING SOON : GYMNEO.TV IN ENGLISH

One comment I’d add. If you allow beginners to do standing backward handspring on a flat, hard Floor, you are almost guaranteed problems. Instead, have them train down an incline where gravity assists.

1970s USA Men’s FX

Dave Demanty put some of his old photos into a slideshow.

Bart Conner, Peter Kormann, Tom Beach and others, set to California surf music. …

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bwd handspring – late snap down

Beginners – and those not confident in the position landing on the hands – tend to begin the snap down early.

Here’s one drill to encourage waiting longer.

Pole Gym Saint-Etienne tutorials

Coaches in France have done an excellent job editing drills for certain skills.

For example, forward handspring on Floor.

Click PLAY or watch Le Saut de Mains – Handspring forward on YouTube.

Check their Technique videos playlist for more.

I don’t agree with every drill shown. But there are some good ideas there for every coach.

via Valentin

Japan names Worlds 2014 Teams

2013 World Champions Kohei Kameyama (PH) and Kenzo Shirai (FX) are included. Japan has enough AA fire power to be able to carry both specialists.