Coaches must understand gymnastics skill training principles and correctly apply them for gymnasts to achieve high level optional gymnastics success.
China’s gymnastics developmental training system from the 1980’s can give us an insight into how they train their gymnasts so successfully now.
Forgetting mistakes during competitions allows gymnasts to remain focused and confident. For most gymnasts, this is a mental process they need to practice.
For any gymnast or coach who really wishes to become or coach an Olympian, they need to plan training from the very beginning to match the 4 year cycle.
It is understandably common for gymnasts (and coaches) to forget the progress they have made and focus only on what they can’t do. Here’s how to fix that.
Most gyms answer to the question, “Where is your strength training equipment?” is woefully inadequate in light of the importance of gymnastics strength.