gymnastics coaching tip – introducing kip

There are many kinds of “kip machines”.

Good only at the earliest stages of learning, I like the emphasis on the arm action.

Kip Machine – Hang on the bar placing the feet in a tube or rope that is tied or hooked to the bar. Execute sets of straight arm kips standing up in the rope/tube to assist with the action. This drill can also be done while sitting on the rope/tube to increase the difficulty and more closely resemble the kip.


This sequence is taken from John Geddert’s article on kip and cast drills on bars: USA Gymnastics Online: Technique: Beginning Uneven Bars

Related posts:

video – Bars by John Geddert

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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