In the support position, the gymnast compresses their body into a maximum piked position. Lift the legs up, and lean the shoulder at the same time. Arms are tight. Then follows a strong back swing upward. The body is straight and slightly arched. Legs and arms are tight, the head is in the middle position. The gymnast pushes back on the bar and cleans their shoulder angle. The skill finishes in a handstand.
From 45° under horizontal, the gymnast raises the dumbbells over and behind the head. Arms are tight. The body is in a hollow position. Repeat several times.
The drill is similar to the previous one. Instead of dumbbells, the gymnast uses an elastic band. The bungee is hooked around the rail of a wall bar / Swedish ladder. The gymnast holds it at both ends. The rail should be around the height of the gymnast’s hips
The press to handstand begins from a straddle stance on the floor. Place the hands on the floor at shoulder distance, close to the feet. The gymnast should go onto their tippy toes and slowly raise their feet off the ground. Extend the angle of the shoulders. When reaching the vertical of the arms (when the shoulders and the body in one line), gradually begin to raise the legs and finish in a handstand with the legs together. During the execution of the skill, the legs and arms should be completely tight.
With one hand the coach holds the gymnast’s shoulder, with the other hand they should hold and raise their legs. This drill should be repeated several times.
Integral part of gymnastics coaching process are skill drills. They help gymnasts to learn easier and technically correct. With GYM DRILL PRO you will find variety of ideas for the most the basic gymnastics skills. There are plenty of images with skill drill progressions. It is intended to support explicitly the qualified coaches in their daily coaching business. DO NOT practice without the guidance of proper professionals.