Tag Archives: Flexibility Training
The USA Gymnastics TOPs program has expanded to add a new State level of skill and physical abilities testing, but the program overall has been watered down Continue reading
While a common phrase, it is incorrect to call very flexible gymnasts double jointed especially if you want to appear knowledgeable. Continue reading
Gymnasts and coaches could learn some things about toe and foot strength and flexibility training from ballerinas who take great care of their toes and feet Continue reading
Shoulder flexibility is a hidden safety problem in gymnastics that USA Gymnastics has not done enough to publicize and eradicate. Learn what needs to be done to keep gymnasts safe. Continue reading
Flexibility is the key to looking good looking leaps and jumps. Learn what scientific studies have discovered are the fastest ways for gymnasts to improve their flexibility. Continue reading
Subject: Daughter/Flexibility vs Strength My daughter is 7 years old and is training level 4 at this time. Her coaches are amazed with her flexibility, however, her strength needs a lot of work. She seems to have fallen behind in … Continue reading
Flexibility is fortunately one of those physical attributes that can be improved simply by spending time working on it. Most top level training programs require that you meet minimum gymnastics flexibility (and strength) requirements because it speeds the learning process … Continue reading
Straddle Split: A split in which the legs are extended to the left and right, until a 180 degree angle between the legs is reached.
Static Stretching: A type of stretching in which a relaxed position is held without moving for a significant period of time. As opposed to dynamic stretching in which the limb is moved vigorously to stretch.