biomechanics – tangent of release

G.S. George:

Every release from any external-swing movement always results in
the center of mass being projected at a right angle to its radius.

If you release when the Centre of Gravity is as high as the Bar you go straight up, straight down. (e.g. Gienger)

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Bretschnieder to Kolman

UPDATE – I made two three mistakes on this post from yesterday titled layout Bretschnieder to Bretschnieder

It’s Hidetaka Miyachi training layout Bretschnieder to Kolman.

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hollow cast handstand

There’s an interesting thread on Facebook on this topic.

Most would consider cast handstand in a hollow / stretched position throughout as ideal. Nick Blanton mentioned this illustration from Championship Gymnastics.

It’s possible to do that technique. In fact it’s fairly easy on Parallel Bars as a swing handstand.

But I’m personally a very happy coach if the gymnast can lead with the heels (arch) to horizontal, then change the body position to hollow / stretched.

The ultimate would be perfectly straight through hips / trunk once leaving the rail. That’s difficult. The gymnast would likely be strong enough to do planche press without swing.

teach Takemoto, not Adler

Adler (Eagle) is what the FIG Code calls the Stoop circle rearward forward on H Bar.

Stoop shoot we always called it in my Gym.

Unless the gymnasts is extremely flexible, there’s a chance to do damage to the shoulders training stoop shoot.

Ideally we’d teach Adler 1/2 (Takemoto) and 1/1 without doing the Adler itself.

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spotting Men on Horizontal Bar

Extremely difficult. A bad idea in most cases, I’d say. You are just as likely to cause an injury as prevent one.

Almost all male gymnasts try to land flat when they miss, absorbing the impact over as much surface area as possible

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David BELYAVSKIY did not “choke”

David has been excellent this season. Looked great at Europeans. Looked to be a man on a mission in Montreal.

His fall on Horizontal Bar in the AA final — his last apparatus — was a fluke, in my opinion.

It’s an easy, consistent release move for him. He must have been shocked not to regrasp. He couldn’t believe it happened.

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Listen to the GymCastic interview.

Some will say David choked at the last minute. That’s nonsense.

Hardy Fink spoke on the difficulty of regrasping a Bar that is oscillating wildly. No gymnast is 100% on regrasp even when they are in great position in the air.

I use David as an example for gymnasts who miss a routine for reasons having nothing to do with their mental preparation. It’s NOT all mental at the highest level.

Вчера я был близок к своей первой медали на чемпионате мира, как никогда! А это значит, что мы с нашей командой делаем все правильно, просто нужно дальше работать в этом же направлении и тогда все будет, как мы хотим! А пока мы имеем, то что имеем! Всем большое спасибо за поддержку👍 осталось ещё 2 дня соревнований, буду стараться порадовать вас не только 4 местом #mtl2017gym #worldchampions #2017 #sports #artisticgymnastics

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