teaching walkovers

Best practice is starting from forward walkover to a soft elevated surface.

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Progressively lower the surface.

The same process should be used for the forward limber to kick backward walkover.

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Start young. Do not rush. The gymnast must be strong enough at the end range of the shoulder flexion / upper back extension – with straight legs – before lowering the target surface. Psychological confidence is as important as physical preparation before moving to low Beam.

Happily, almost every girl on every team can achieve this drill. If they work it enough. This range of motion is trainable 🙂

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Rick Mc

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

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