Rings Cross Support variations

Supporting your own body weight on low Rings is challenging for beginners due to the moving Base of Support.

Start boys and girls on low Rings as soon as possible. It’s ideal general strength training for support skills.

You can buy low Rings and adjustable straps for about $40. The best bang for your buck of any equipment purchase.

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Thanks Bermuda Gymnastics Association.

UFC fighter Kevin Lee tries Gymnastics

I expect competitive female gymnasts to be better at every test of physical and motor fitness than any other female athlete their age. In any sport.

NEXT. They challenge all other male athletes their age. And best them at pretty much every challenge.

How about a professional male adult?

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introducing Press to Handstand

Beginners often train years before making their first straight arm Press to Handstand.

It’s essential they feel SAFE when leaning too far.

Challenge gymnasts to get their hips (Centre of Mass) over the hands before lifting toes off the floor.

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Thanks Bermuda Gymnastics Association.

ankle flexibility and landing

Dave Stewart (Power Tumbler) had most flexible ankles I ever saw. He virtually never experienced any pain no matter how short rotation he landed.

Here’s a quick and easy test.

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If your gymnast is less flexible it’s even more important they not under-rotate backwards salto landings. Experiment, too, landing more toed-out to reduce the risk of landing injury.