Entries Tagged 'physical preparation' ↓

climbing acrobats

… 3,500 enthusiastic spectators came to celebrate the twelve finalists from nine countries …

In a thrilling superfinal on a dual boulder, on which the two best athletes climb simultaneously an identical route, the 2014 Overall World Cup Champion Akiyo Noguchi (JPN) and the reigning Climbing World Champion Overall, Sean McColl (CAN) claimed the title adidas ROCKSTARS 2014

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

30 one-arm chin-ups

Dmitry Malakhov.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

World Record?

I’ve never seen anywhere near that many.

Thank George Thomas for the link.

standing Arabian burpees

The Burpee is named for a physiologist named Royal Huddleston Burpee. For his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 1940, he invented the exercise as a way to assess the fitness of non-active adults. Burpee made participants perform only four Burpees at a time …

Originally, the exercise was called a “Squat Thrust” …


(via Randy Parish)

gymnast Kaylyn Mintz

Recall the video of Kaylyn besting a young military cadet at push-ups?

She actually defeated 2 other cadets at feats of strength that same day. :-)

HLN did a follow-up interview:

… Mintz and the high school ROTC cadets were taking part in a charity event for Active Heroes, a group that helps active military and their families.

The 10-year-old trains 17-20 hours a week as she aims to make the U.S. Junior Olympic gymnastics team.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

Georgia fitness

A BIG part of College Gymnastics is arriving for day 1 in good physical condition.

Johanna Quaas – who’s OLD?

beating Usain Bolt

You’re going to need one of these Jetpacks.

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

(via engadget)

Jeffrey Wammes – Pole

If you thought the concept of BBC Tumble was a little extreme, how about a TV show where celebrities try Pole Dance?

Click PLAY or watch Dutch Artistic gymnast Jeffrey Wammes on YouTube.

(via GymPower)

she kick your butt

10yr-old Kaylyn from Port City Gymnastics takes on a Marine cadet in a push-up contest.

No contest. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

foot stretcher

Gymnast Crossing linked to a number of video drills and products for improving foot flexibility.

This one appealed most to me.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Yesenia Ferrera – the total package

Many coaches are hoping Yesenia defects to their Gym. This is one fantastic example of physical preparation.

3rd at Pan Ams – 14.4 (6.2, 8.2)

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

You can watch a different angle of that routine on Gymnastike. I always link to YouTube, if I can, over Vimeo or Gymnastike because video streams faster.

Sadly Cuba will send neither WAG nor MAG teams to the World Championships. After the latest two defections, we may see even less of these fantastic gymnasts.

Dom Palange – burpies

via @OtotheBeirne

Bars without a Bar

In 2014 Swing Big is one of my favourite coaching blogs. I read every post.

Editor Zari Goldmann gives an example of Bar drills you can use without putting kids on an actual Bar.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

For most developing gymnasts I recommend only about 25% of training time be spent on the REAL Bar. And at least 25% spent on straps bar.

You’ll have better form and technique. And very few rips. :-)