Tom Forster – Blind Change

Some great drills for a problematic skill.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Tom dislikes late turning drills. Personally, I feel they are useful. The BIGGEST error on Blind is turning too early and stopping the swing.

That was linked on a Big Swing post which includes more Blind Change drills.

Gymneo teaser – Clear Hip

Free Hip has been added to the collection of tutorials on Gymneo English.

Watch a teaser promo video on Facebook.


Yearly membership to the Gymneo videos is 30% off right now.

Gaylord 2 before Kovacs?

Langley Gymnastics Head Coach Kris Kunick suggested we teach all the Kovacs progressions. Then catch Gaylord 2 before trying to catch Kovacs.

Gaylord 2 is more complex, but less scary than Kovacs for some guys.

Less scary. But still scary. :-)

Click PLAY or watch one guy trying to catch his first Gaylord 2 on YouTube.

In fact, Kris had one gymnast who caught Kolman before Kovacs.

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No female has competed Kovacs. Several have competed Gaylord 2.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Bruno Klaus giants at age-78

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H Bar – best Liukin ever?

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Finally put this one over a hard landing!! Now to start putting it in the routine!!

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via Nico on GymFever2012

Jake Dalton – tap swing

Great drill by a great gymnast. Jake was demonstrating for coach Dave Juszczyk.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Don’t expect your beginners to swing like Jake. Older, taller gymnasts with long limbs have a biomechanical advantage. It’s easier to snap a longer whip than a shorter one.

Be patient with your shortest, youngest kids. Swing technique takes time.

European Games AA qualifiers

A Mustafina RUS 58.865
G Steingruber SUI 56.565
S Scheder GER 56.432
L Wevers NED 55.099
T Ugrin ITA 54.765
V Pikul FRA 54.566
D Boczogo HUN 53.764
K Simm GBR 53.299
G Mys BEL 53.066
A Iridon ROU 52.999
G Janik POL 52.365
T Yilmaz TUR 51.532
V Millousi GRE 51.466
A Carmona Urbano ESP 51.332
M Nekrasova AZE 50.532
A Kysla UKR 50.432
T Feldon ISR 50.299
B Mokosova SVK 50.032

Good morning #AZE #RUS

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O Verniaiev UKR 91.532 … with a fall on Pommels
N Ignatyev RUS 89.065
O Stepko AZE 88.231
F Hambuechen GER 87.432
D Barkalau BLR 87.365
B Bevan GBR 86.264
F Arican TUR 85.830
V Cotuna ROU 85.365
A Augis FRA 85.198
N Abad ESP 85.198
A Shatilov ISR 83.965
K Behan IRL 83.831
C Schmidt NED 83.565
S Skjerhaug NOR 83.299
T De Vecchis ITA 82.231
R Guscinas LTU 82.299
T Serhani SUI 81.864
J Verbaeys BEL 81.797

Could Oleg Verniaiev dethrone Uchimura at Worlds?

Many think it’s possible. He’s only age-21. Still improving.

Click PLAY or watch his weakest apparatus on YouTube.

Full Twist – Baku 2015: Team Results & Day 2 Qualification Results