NFLD Canada Winter Games

by site editor Rick McCharles

These are the course notes, links, videos and photos from the Newfoundland Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Training Camp held July 5-8, 2010 in preparation for the Canada Winter Games.

Athletes and coaches are focused on the upcoming Games in Halifax. And the next, 2015 in B.C.

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Thanks Campia Gymnastics for hosting the first 2 days of our Men’s Gymnastics Canada Winter Games Training Camp.

Newfoundland Men's Gymnastics Camp - Campia

Newfoundland Men's Gymnastics Camp - Campia

_____ Rick’s basic warm-up:

Run
- run, e.g. obstacle course run
- games
- side-to-side shuffle

Walk
- on high toes
- on heels
- toe-in
- toe-out
- jog, sprint x 2
- jog, sprint 1-leg

Sit in circle or lines
- flex / stretch ankles
- toe point, flex ankles
- shake out legs
- deep squats
- heel lifts
- lie on stomach
- leg kicks L & R
- dish rocks
- upper body flexions
- lie on back
- arch rocks
- upper body extensions
- arch ups
- alternate arms & legs
- hands & knees
- warm-up wrists
- Cobra stretch
- Cat stretch
- stand, to touch elbows to floor
- PARTNER stoop stretch
- Splits
- easy bad, good, bad leg

Wall handstand work
- wall bridge
- wall stride handstand
- tic-toc legs
- PARTNER wall stride hand
- advanced walk-overs …
- bwd from foot on wall
- fwd to foot on wall
- tic-toc to elevation
- tic-toc on floor
- bwd & fwd limbers
- etc.
- handstand straddle splits
- press to handstand

Games and contests

(adapted from a warm-up used in a Russian gym, St. Petersburg)
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We watched videos of High Performance Argo boys from Calgary Gymnastics Centre training on Parallel Bars and Pommels.

Vault Presentation (VIDEO)

Pommel Presentation (VIDEO)

Parallel Bars Presentation (VIDEO)

_____ Twisting

introducing forward twisting

twist direction

preventing “barani confusion“
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The last 2 day of camp were hosted by Cygnus.

Click PLAY or watch some of the Cygnus training on YouTube.

Thanks Gymnastics Newfoundland and Labrador!