The Baby Giant is similar to the second part of a free hip circle. In the front swing, from the lower vertical, the gymnast kicks upward strongly from their legs over and behind the rail. Simultaneously increase the shoulder angle. During the move, shift wrists with tight arms. The body is in a hollow position. The skill finishes in front support, hips do not touch the bar. Eventually, the gymnast continues with undershoot or bail front swing.
The skill starts at the highest point of the backswing. The gymnast should be in a hollow body position with their head neutral. At the bottom of the swing, the gymnast should arch slightly, making a whip. They should then return to the hollow position in the front swing. There are modifications of the tap swing. For example, in a flyaway, the tap should be prior to reaching suspension. If the gymnast needs to accelerate the swing for a giant, the tap may be slightly after the suspension. After the tap the gymnast’s body should continue in hollow until the top of the swing. After this follows the back swing. Until the bottom of the back swing the body should be exactly tight. After the suspension, the gymnast begins to hollow and become slightly piked while they shift their wrists. This prevents them from slipping off while regrasping. The back swing finishes at the very top of the move in the hollow position.
The gymnast should begin in front support. They should kick back through a regular cast, with their hips away from the bar. The cast should be around and over horizontal. Their body should be in an exactly straight position. Their arms should be straight and their head in the middle position. Before their hips return to the bar, they should lean back with their shoulders, creating speed to execute a circle around the bar. The scope of the early drop is to create as much distance between the hands and the hips as possible. The body should be in a hollow position, with the hips turning around the bar. The gymnast’s elbows should be tight, and their buttocks squeezed. When the gymnast reaches the candlestick position, they should start pushing back the bar with an opened shoulder angle. As they execute the skill they should shift their wrists around the bar as they rotate. At the last quarter of the circle, they should shift their wrists again, keeping their arms tight in order to reach the support position. They should finish the skill in front support. The entire skill should be performed with a neutral head position. As the circle becomes more refined, the athlete will be able to open the shoulders earlier and more forcefully at the completion of the shoulder circle. This will eventually develop into the free hip to handstand, in which the gymnast should direct their body to vertical from their feet and push back stronger on the bar.
Place the lower part of a cheese mat under a minibar. Have the gymnast lay on their back and place their hands on the minibar in an overgrip. The gymnast should kick their legs back and at the same time push back on the minibar. The body should pass through handstand in a hollow position. The skill finishes in front support with the legs on the floor. The arms are tight. The hands should shift during the upward movement.
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