Back to Basics: 7 Articles to Improve Gymnastics Skills

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Improving gymnastics skills increases overall strength and body awareness. Whether you're a new gymnast or a seasoned coach, here are seven articles and videos by gymnastics experts to help you or your students improve on some fundamental skills.


Back to Basics: 7 Articles to Improve Gymnastics Skills - Fitness, Gymnastics, bodyweight, tumbling

Basic Tumbling Skills You SHOULD Have (Logan Christopher)

Rolling is a basic and natural movement pattern requiring full body coordination, balance, and many muscles. In this article we look at three different rolls and the cartwheel.



Breaking Muscle Video - Ring Dip and Ring Row (Traver Boehm)

Working on the gymnastic rings is a whole new world of difficulty. In this video I go over the ring dip and ring row - basic pushing and pulling movements for athletes of all levels.


Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland - Gymnastics, Vol. 1: Grip (Dusty Hyland)

Welcome to our new video series, Virtuosity, featuring gymnastics expert Coach Dusty Hyland. Today's video is the first in a series that will build you up to the coveted muscle-up.


Featured Coach: Jeff Tucker, Part 2 - Patience and Caring (Becca Borawski)

Coaching gymnastics is all about starting with the basics. This week Tucker shares what he teaches at his seminars as well as his thoughts on what makes a great coach.


Featured Coach: Roger Harrell, Part 1 - Gymnastics For Adults (Roger Harrell)

Gymnastics is a daunting skill-set to take on as an adult. Our newest featured coach, Roger Harrell, specializes in teaching adults. Read on to hear more about his story and how you can learn.


Virtuosity with Dusty Hyland, Vol. 2: Hollow Hold (Dusty Hyland)

In part two of our road to the muscle-up, gymnastics expert and coach Dusty Hyland talks about the importance of the hollow position and how to practice the hollow hold.


Breaking Muscle Video - How to Maintain and Control a Handstand (Jon Kolaska)

This video will help you learn to maintain and control a handstand. If you are nervous about inversions, don't worry - we start with Downward Dog and how to kick up to the handstand.

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