The Stalder usually starts from giants. There are several modifications to the beginning of the skill. It could start from a handstand, before handstand with early piking, or after handstand with a shoulder angle. The classical stalder starts from a handstand with an opening and pike from the legs. Until horizontal, the gymnast should keep the shoulder angle extended. At the same time, they should gradually pike the body into a straddle (pancake) from the top vertical to the horizontal in order to accelerate the speed and the bail. From the horizontal, the legs should be infilled behind the bar and at the same time, the shoulder angle increases until to its maximum through the bottom vertical. The ideal position in the lower vertical is to have the body in horizontal and the legs in straddle behind the shoulders and the head. In order to do this skill, the gymnast should be very flexible. From the bottom continues the reverse move. The shoulder angle extends in a straddled pike. In the higher vertical, the gymnast raises the legs and finishes the skill in a handstand. The gymnast should emphasize on several topics. First of all, the first part of the skill should be with a maximal long trajectory. In the second part, the gymnast pushes back on the bar with their chin down until reaching a straddled pike. After that, they should begin to raise the legs to the handstand. The shifting of the legs should be done with tight arms.
From sitting in a straddle on the floor, place the hands at shoulder width, tighten the arms and raise the straight legs over horizontal. Begin to raise the legs in a straddled pike position and simultaneously clean the shoulder angle. When reaching the vertical with the arms, shoulders and the body are in one line, slightly begin to raise the legs and finish in a handstand with the legs together. During the execution of the skill, the legs and arms are completely tight.
The gymnast should stand in a straddle on the floor. They should pike their body down and perform a backward roll in a straddle. It’s important for the gymnast to maintain a strong hollow body and tight arms.
This drill is the same as the previous, except they should finish the motion in a pancake position on the floor.
From a straddled L-sit, raise the hips, lean and roll forward with open legs. This drill finishes in a straddled L-sit.
For a toe-on toe-off, stalder or endo, hip flexibility is essential. Stand with your back to the Swedish wall/stall bar in a straddle position. Lean the body down in a straddled pike, and place the hands on the rail. Lean the body in the opposite direction from the wall.
This drill is performed with straps. For the correct timing of the initial step (piking with extended shoulders), assistance is recommended.
The gymnast begins swings in an inverted pancake position. Gradually increase the swings until the stalder circle starts. This drill may be performed in the beginning in over grip, then switch into undergrip. The final step of the drill is a sequence of several stalder circles and at the last one, the gymnast finishes in a handstand.
This drill may begin in overgrip, then switch into undergrip. See the explanation for a stalder with grips for more information on the technique.
When the gymnast gains enough experience with the straps, switch onto the high bar with grips. The first step is to execute the skill from back giants and perform the stalder circles.
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