The V-sit on parallel bars is not a FIG CoP skill, but still exists as a bonus in the Level 5 routine and is the basis for a wide range of other gymnastics skills, such as v-sit on the floor, kip on parallel bars, Adler on high bar and etc. For the successful execution of the skill, the gymnast should acquire a minimum level of abdominal and leg strength. The skill starts from the support position. Tight legs should gradually raise forward until they are up to vertical. The arms are tight. This skill requires a 2-second hold. The head should be in a neutral position.
In order to perform a V-sit, the gymnast should start in an L-sit support. They should raise their legs further and compress their body into a tight piked position. This skill should be held for a minimum of 2 seconds. The gymnast’s arms and legs should be completely tight. The head should be in a neutral position.
Among the conditioning exercises for the abdominal and leg muscles, the gymnast should obtain specific knowledge and strength, for the v-sit. In this case, the skill should be improved with assistance. The spotter should gradually lose (leave) their assistance in intervals of 1-2 and leave the gymnast to hold the skill alone.
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.