Eagle Grip: In an eagle grip, a gymnasts hands are turned 180 degrees outward from a regular over grip. The hands and thumbs are turned out in the grip. This position requires a high degree of shoulder flexibility to swing comfortably and maintain a firm grip during the swing.Â Also called an L Grip. Alternate […]
Clear Hip Circle: A back hip circle in which the body hips do not touch the bar. At the optional level, the skill should start and finish in a handstand. Also called a Free Hip Handstand.
Blind Change: A high bar or uneven bar skill done from a back giant, with an inward pirouette (on post arm, Â½ turn inward toward stomach) over the top of the bar to end in a front giant. Blind changes are used to transition from back giants to front giants or you can do a […]
Back Giant: A circling skill done on high bar, parallel bars and uneven bars that begins and finishes in a handstand and circles around the bar in a fully extended position, often using an arch/hollow tap swing action. Giants can be done in at least three speeds – regular giants, speed giants and giants that […]
Bar progressions, just like progressions on all the other events, should be presented in a convenient order in approximately in their order of difficulty. The important part here is that the skills are taught in a logical order, which can and has been used to train Elite international athletes. There are any number of valid […]