Doing some physical preparation for Manna will be beneficial for gymnasts. Triceps strength.
Not every body type will be able to hold the position, nor even high V-sit. But all gymnasts should be able to swing to momentary Manna on P Bars. It’s included in the American J.O. boys program as well as in FIG Age Group.
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The Manna is an incredible exercise requiring phenomenal hamstring flexibility, hip flexor strength, and strength at end ranges at shoulder extension. . . My gymnasts have been cranking away at the skill for a while and are gradually getting closer. . . This is the first video of exercises for the Manna. Check back in two days for video two!
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Part two of the Quest For The Manna series. These drills are more focused on strengthening the movement and less on developing the active flexibility required for it. . . Make sure to check out part one if you missed it! More Manna work will be done in the future! . . Drop a comment with what skills you’d like to see covered next.