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!