Handstand is such an important skill in gymnastics. We have to try and make our gymnasts stand out amongst all of the other gymnasts. This is our method of teaching a handstand………….
I tried going to the link but it wasn’t working.
Sorry Patt, the video was still under process on that link. It is sorted now. Thanks
No need to be sorry, you just gave me an awesome reference for teaching handstand. thanks a bunch!
Thank you so much for this! We are struggling to get even a 2 second hold for range and conditioning with some of our gymnasts – and they aren’t anywhere near 2 seconds on beam. This was really helpful!
incidentally, this is the 3rd time you’ve posted something I’ve been seeking answers to!
It’s nice knowing I was taught a handstand similarly. It’s such an easy looking skill but it takes years to master
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With capable gymnasts who just need to learn better technique (level 4 and 3 gymnasts) how long would you recommend the gymnasts hold the handstands against the wall for?
Marie, Unfortunately i do not understand your levels as far as age goes but i start at 30 seconds with my development gymnasts (5 to 7 years) and then move on to 60 seconds at a time with my older gymnasts. Obviously this can be altered for more capable gymnasts. Hope it helps!
Thank you, They are 8-11 yrs old. We have started doing them for 30 seconds, I’m sure some can go longer, but want to be sure not to rush and make sure of correct shapes.
just one more question, how many repetitions of 30 seconds should we do initially? Again, I know it will depend, but would you say there is a minimum amount for the exercise to truly take effect, or is it purely a case of me knowing how much they can take?
You know your children better than anybody. When they can comfortably do 2 sets of 30 then move them up to 1 set of 60.
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