American Gymnast videos – Stalder

I have a permanent link atop the home page – American Gymnast videos FREE – that links to several different places to watch hundreds of coaching tutorials, the best archive online. is rolling them out a few at a time with text description. Here’s a sample, the best way to introduce Stalder / Endo.

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Straps Skills

… In this variation the gymnast is mostly concerned with mastering the initial motion to bring in the straddle legs toward the deep pancake and each time he takes the legs out he just swings back to practice coming in from a position closer and closer to a complete handstand. Eventually he combines a high position to start the stalder with a powerful extension out of the pancake bottom toward a vertical handstand in fact performing the complete skill. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

If the gymnast experiences any lower back pain at all, during the hip flexion, back off the amplitude of the swing until they are stronger / more flexible.

(via American Gymnast)

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Rick Mc

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

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