The pirouette begins from a front giant. From the lower vertical, in the upswing, the body gradually pikes in a hollow position. The angle of the shoulders is open. The arms are pushing the bar and the wrists should shift for better support. The gymnast moves to the desired direction of the turn. After horizontal in the upswing starts half turn around on the holding arm. The body transitions from hollow to straight during the turn. The turn finishes in a handstand. The head is slightly open and eyes should be watching the rail. The turning arm is tight. It's important to emphasize - the angle of the shoulders should be open, the wrists should shift in order to obtain enough support on the bar, the body should transfer itself in a diagonal direction around the turning arm and the turn should finish early.
The pirouette starts before the handstand. Transfer the body onto the desired arm and initiate the ¼ turn. Place the free hand on the floor in a fully extended handstand and smoothly transfer the body weight from one arm onto another hand. Then perform another ¼ turn. When concluding either of the half turns, repeat another identical half turn in the same two steps. During the hops and turnarounds, the arms and the body should be completely straight. A correct transition of the body from one arm to another is critical for the proper execution of the skill. The angle of the shoulders is open. Buttocks are squeezed. For a correct hop from one hand to another, push down on the floor extending the shoulders and push with the hands until fingers.
The drill begins in a standing position. Perform one step, lunge, kick back with the back leg, transfer the body onto the minibar and complete the half turn. The turn starts before handstand and finishes exactly on vertical.
The assistance is necessary because the coach can emphasize on the one arm handstand and the successive turning around.
The gymnast begins the drill in a standing position in front of the wall (and obviously the minibar is close to the wall too). The scope is to learn how to finish the turn before and in the handstand. It is positive even if the gymnast finishes before the handstand because when they perform the pirouette from front giant there is going to be enough speed to reach the handstand and continue with a back giant.
Start the drill from a handstand. Pike the body from the hips. The angle of the shoulders is open, the upper body is extended. Pike and lower the legs until they hit the floor, rebound and gradually open the angle of the hips and at the same time initiate the half turn.
This is similar to the previous drill (pop-up handstand pirouette). Begin the drill from a forward roll, when the gymnast arrives on their feet, they should place their hands on the floor, jump with their legs in a piked position and initiate the half turn.
Mount the mini trampoline in front of the minibar. Arms are under grip on the minibar, rebound from the mini trampoline and perform a half turn.
The gymnast performs hops from one arm to another with the coach's assistance. During the hops, they remain in a one arm handstand for a couple of seconds. The body should be completely extended, do not shake from the hips.
The gymnast should already perform the pirouette in its entirety from a front giant. The coach provides assistance in order to ensure proper execution of the skill and to correct it if necessary.
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