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Pommel Horse

Drills


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Front Support Walk with Slices

The gymnast should put their feet on sliders and hold a front support position. They should lean forward, push the floor behind them, and step forward with their arms.


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Rear Support Walk Backwards with Slices

The gymnast should put their feet on sliders and hold a rear support position. They should keep their legs straight and push their hips off the ground. They should push forward on the floor from their arms and step backward with them.


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Front Support Walk Backwards with Slices

The gymnast should put their feet on sliders and hold a front support position. They should push forward on the floor from their arms and step backward with them.


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Rear Support Walk Forward with Slices

The gymnast should put their feet on sliders and hold a rear support position. They should keep their legs straight and push their hips off the ground. They should push backward on the floor from their arms and step forward with them.


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Walk Around the Horse

This drill starts in front support. The gymnast should perform steps sideways from their arms in the desired direction. They should move around the horse until they reach the starting position. They can complete the entire circuit around the horse by stepping onto the pommels, or you can skip them and only walk on the leather.


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Front Rear Support Pommels

This drill starts in front support. The gymnast should perform steps sideways from their arms in the desired direction. They should move around the horse until they reach the starting position. They can complete the entire circuit around the horse by stepping onto the pommels, or you can skip them and only walk on the leather.


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Wrists Push-ups


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Stick-Wrists Conditioning

The purpose of this exercise is to develop wrist strength. The athlete should hold a weighted bar in a supinated (underhand) grip. They should slowly flex their forearm, and then return to the starting position with control. This exercise should be performed with multiple repetitions and sets.


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Wrists Weight Conditioning - Twisting

The purpose of this exercise is to develop wrist strength. The athlete should hold a dumbbell and slowly rotate their wrist from a supinated (underhand) to pronated (overhand) grip. They should perform this exercise with high repetitions and multiple sets.


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Weight Wrists Conditioning - Up and Down Overgrip

The purpose of this exercise is to develop wrist strength. The athlete should hold a dumbbell with a pronated (overhand) grip. They should slowly flex their wrist, contracting the muscles on the top of their forearm. They should then return to the starting position with control. This exercise should be performed for multiple repetitions and sets.


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Weight Wrists Conditioning - Up and Down Undergrip

The purpose of this exercise is to develop wrist strength. The athlete should hold a dumbbell with a supinated (underhand) grip, and place their forearm on the end of a bench like surface so that their hand is off the end of it. They should slowly flex their wrist, contracting the muscles on the underside of their forearm. They should then return to the starting position with control. This exercise should be performed for multiple repetitions and sets.


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Weight Wrists Conditioning - Hammer

The purpose of this exercise is to develop wrist strength. The athlete should hold a dumbbell with a hammer (sideways) grip, and place their forearm on the end of a bench like surface so that their hand is off the end of it. They should slowly flex their wrist, contracting the muscles on the side of their forearm. They should then return to the starting position with control. This exercise should be performed for multiple repetitions and sets.


Swings Parallel Drill Bars

Walking on Parallel Bars in Support Position

The starting position for this exercise is support on the parallel bars. The gymnast should maintain a hollow body. Next, they should alternate walking forward with their left and right arm until they reach the end of the rails. At this point, they should begin walking backwards to return to the starting position. During the entirety of this drill the gymnast should not change their body position.


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Hold Front, Side, Rear Supports on the Floor

The gymnast should start in front support on the floor. They should simulate a circle by walking around with their legs. They should divide the circle into quarters, stopping to hold during each phase. By the end of the drill, they should have held both side supports, rear support, and front support.


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Hops on Support Imitating Circles on floor

This drill is similar to the previously mentioned drill. However, instead of walking through the circle the gymnast should hop with their legs. Their feet should remain together with their legs as straight as possible for the entire duration of this drill. A modification of this drill is to turn around the longitudinal axis without moving the legs.


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Circles with Bucket

When the gymnast is strong enough, they can start performing circles on the mushroom with a bucket. There should be a rope attached to the ceiling, with a bucket attached to the lower end. The center of the mushroom should be placed exactly under the rope. The bucket should hang at the same height as the mushroom. The gymnast should put their feet in the bucket and perform circles in their desired direction. Circles with the bucket are easier to perform and can help develop an understanding of proper body position for the entire skill. Circles in the bucket can also help the gymnast learn to push down on the mushroom from their hands. Increasing the number of circles performed at once can help improve the gymnast’s endurance.


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Half Cirlce Push Back Arm with Dumbbell

This drill simulates the pushing action on the mushroom. From a standing position the gymnast should hold a dumbbell and raise their arm 45 degrees above vertical. Their arms should remain straight for the entire duration of this drill. Next, they should extend their arms out to the sides, performing a half circle around their body, finishing in the back. This drill should be done for several repetitions on each arm.


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Half Cirlce Push Back Arm with Elastic

This drill is similar to the previous one, but instead of using dumbbells the gymnast should use an elastic band. The gymnast stand far enough away so that they feel pressure from the elastic. The athlete should raise their straight arm 45 degrees above vertical. Next, they should execute a half circle around the body and finish with their arm behind them. This should be done for several repetitions, switching arms each set.


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Quarter Circle, Support

The gymnast should put their hands on the mushroom with their fingertips forward. Their hands should be on a horizontal line spanning the width of the mushroom. The gymnast should step to the side in the opposite direction from which they jump for their circle. They should jump to the first quarter and finish the drill in side support on the mushroom. They should not let their feet touch the ground.


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Half Circle, Support

This drill is similar to the previous one but instead of jumping to side support, the gymnast should jump to the half circle position. It’s very important for the gymnast to keep their body straight during this drill and lead from their hips. They should finish in rear support without their feet touching the ground.


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Circle Finished in Front Support on Mushroom

In this drill the gymnast should perform an entire circle and finish in the front support position. The gymnast should keep their feet from touching the ground.


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.