Entries Tagged 'floor (men)' ↓

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.

Sam Oldham – whip to triple back

headspring for WAG?

Most boys train headspring at some point in their career.

Is it a good idea for girls?

Swing Big likes the drill:

… two ways of doing front headsprings, one off a mat and the second on the floor. I’m pretty sure I’ve never had my gymnasts do it on the floor. I just haven’t felt it necessary. By the time they have a good one off the mat generally their front handsprings on floor (or TT, or into the pit) are pretty good. …

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That edit is from Enrique Trabanino, who likes headspring as well.

I like it too. Especially for young beginners. :-)

crazy tumbling

(via GymCastic)

another Shirai training quad twist

Those landings are dangerous. :-(

Eddie Penev interview

Eddie Penev is an American Team member who was born in Bulgaria. He could compete for either nation. GymCastic caught up with him after his 2 Gold medals (FX and Vault) at the last World Cup.

• Eddie suggests that FIG better standardize Floors and Spring Boards. There are too many differences between the “approved” equipment manufacturers

• of the Floor’s Eddie has competed on, he like the Japanese (Senoh) Floor best.

Listen to GymCastic episode 98: Eddie Penev the Bulgarian-American Bullet


Eddie’s Floor is great. (VIDEO)

But he’s working upgrades. He’d like to replace double double layout with this triple double.

An easier way to make the USA A-team would be a consistent 14.500 Pommel routine.

Tramp “catcher”

A safety issue in many gyms are the mats used at the END of your tumbling trampoline. Here’s a new alternative that costs less than $2000. What would the equivalent mats cost?

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(via Rec Gymnastics)

add Tricking to FX?

Now that the Air Flare is established as a desirable element on Men’s Floor Exercise, why not one of the Tricking elements?

It was 1985 that Tong Fei competed Butterfly with a 1/1 twist, not so dissimilar to this shown here by Kieran Behan.

wrist braces with palm pads

Dr. Larry Nassar:

This video shows how I like to use pads on the palm of the hand for the more complex wrist injuries in a gymnast.

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Of course the best case scenario is to condition and train to avoid needing wrist supports. :-)

Eddie Penev – Floor

Gold medal at the World Cup this weekend. Great landings.

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