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Blind Change Drill High Bar

Half Turn by Standing

Starting position is from hanging on the bar, slightly hollow. The turning action starts from the tips of the toes. Turn around the preferred arm. When finishing the half turn, grab the bar with the moving arm. Then switch the turning hand from under grip to overgrip. The head should be in the middle position. Repeat this drill several times. The scope is to build a habit of turning around the appropriate arm in a hollow from the toes.

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Blind Change Drill High Bar

Half Turn by Swing

The skill begins at the top of the backswing when the front swing starts. The body is in a hollow position. During the bottom of the swing, the gymnast provides the tap swing and directs the swing in a diagonal toward the desired turn direction. The leading part of the turn is the toes. The turn starts in a hollow position. The turning arm is tight, the wrist should shift and provide pressure against the bar. When the turn is completed, the gymnast regrasps the bar with a blocking action in a mixed grip. The turning arm shifts from undergrip to overgrip and the gymnast is ready for the next skill in the front swing. During the execution, the shoulder angle is open and the head in a neutral position. Throughout the entire skill (except tap swing), the body of the gymnast is in a hollow position. Shifting the wrist of the turning arm provides the support, which helps block against the bar. The half turn and half turn hops are basic, “profiled” skills, which help the gymnast feel the bar and swing better. This creates an experience and knowledge of how to turn in the front swing (which is essential for blind change, quast, ginger and etc).

Blind Change Drill High Bar

Half Hop Turn

TThe skill starts at the highest point of the backswing. In the front swing the gymnast performs a tap at the very bottom. After the tap, the gymnast directs his/her feet to the desired direction. The turn begins with the toes and the hip. When the gymnast approaches the highest point of the upward swing, they should release the body and finish the 180° turn. Then follows a regrasp on the bar in hollow position. Throughout the entire move, the body is in a hollow position (except during the tap).

Blind Change Drill High Bar

Blind with Assistance

The coach assists the gymnast with the correct execution of the entire skill. Some common issues may be a rotation in the wrong trajectory, an incorrect regrasp, or the skill not finishing in a handstand position.

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