Basic for Adler is pike stretching and shoulders stretching. In order to start learning the skill, the gymnast should have enough ability of flexibility. There are a variety of drills, which can help the gymnast to improve his/her flexibility
Perform the drill with the stick. A variation of the drill might be if the coach pushes down the stick. gradually shorten the distance between the hands.
The gymnast can jump from panel mat or minitrampoline. Begin the drill with a spotter. Jump in the pike position. When the upper body reaches vertical, raise the legs up to vertical. Land flat on the mat.
The gymnast can lean forward. Take the stick behind your back in under grip, raise the stick till switch in L-grip. Repeat several times. Shorten the distance between the hands.
Start the skill in pike position, hold the stick behind the legs in under grip. Gradually raise the body and arms, till straight body, arms up in L-grip. Repeat the drill several times in a row.
Perform the drill with a spotter. On the low bar in under grip, gymnast starts the drill in Manna position. The coach raises the gymnast to L-grip handstand.
Start in L-sit on the low bar with assistance. Raise the hips and eliminate the angle of the shoulders. Finish in a handstand.
Make the drill with straps. At any front and back swing raise the legs. And in the opposite. When the swing begins, compress the legs. Maximum pike compression is in the suspension.
The drill can be made with straps. Start in L-list. Front swing in the pike position. Maximum compression in suspension. The circle finishes in Manna-sit, followed by legs whip and at the same time switch shoulders in L-grip.
Anticipate the last move and finish slightly before handstand. Body is in a hollow position. Shift the wrists, feel the support onto the rail. Perform the drill with assistance.
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