2019 here we come!
Thank you to all of my followers this year that kept up with my posts. Although, I did not post a lot because I was very busy this year but I hope to post more this year.
Here are my new years resolutions:
- Grow my blog and write more
- Excel in Crossfit and Gymnastics
- Be able to do my handstand walks really well
- Have the fun of a lifetime
- Go to many places and explore
- Do well in school
- Get a ring muscle up
- Be kind and help others
Merry Christmas to everyone!
A Round off is a very important skill in gymnastics. You need it to do many other skills like back handsprings. Round offs are hard to learn but if you stay consistent and never give up you will get it.
Step 1: Start with a run and hurdle with a straight leg. Practice this consistently until your hurdle is powerful.
Step 2: After the hurdle you will put your hands down just like in a cartwheel and have your back leg come up behind you and your other leg will follow. After that snap down your legs quickly and if you’ve done it right your body will naturally rebound.
Step 3: During your rebound, bounce through your toes and keep your body tight. Then keep practicing. You won’t get it on your first try.
Here are some drills to help if you just can’t get one:
This weekend, I went camping.
It was really fun and I had a blast.
One of my favorite parts were doing handstands/ cartwheels in the sand. It was kind of difficult because you sink into the sand and it is hard to balance but it was challenging which is good.
I also loved doing splits in the sand because you just slide right down. So, if you are ever in the sand try this. It is fun!
One of my favorite gymnasts is Aly Raisman. She inspires me a lot. Here she is on floor:
Her first skill is so difficult.
Here she is on bars:
Here she is on beam:
Lastly here she is on vault:
Thanks for Watching!
Comment down below which event you think she did best on.
A couple days ago I went to open gym with my friend. It was really fun and a great way to practice some skills.
So, if you are wanting to learn something, try to find an open gym and go there. Practice new things and have fun! Just don’t try things that might hurt you, if you haven’t done them before.
Here are a couple of things that I did:
Front tuck off of trampoline and into Foam Pit
Handstand Flat backs
Back Hip Circles
Handstands and Cartwheels on beam
Round offs on floor
If you want to learn something before you go to open gym. Tell me in the comments below and I’ll help you.
A cartwheel is a very beginner skill. So if you want to learn it, here is how to:
Step 1: Start in a standing position with your dominant leg out in front, pointed.
Step 2: Kick your dominant leg and start to go into your cartwheel. Your hands should go on the same side as where your dominant leg is.
Step 3: Kick your feet over your head.
Step 3: Land in a lunge position with flat feet on the ground, arms by ears. And then finish.
…from yesterday’s gymnastics. I must of done at least 50 kips on bars and we practiced fly-aways. On vault I did Front Handsprings and more front handsprings and front tucks. It was really fun but I am definitely paying for it now. It didn’t help that we did conditioning but it works. So, here is your workout for the day that you can do at home:
Hollow hold: Arms by ears, hold for 20 sec
Superman: Go as high as you can and hold for 20 sec
Repeat this 4x
Next do 20 V-Ups- Always start and end in a Hollow hold position
Then get a mat or something slightly elevated off the ground and do:
2 rounds of push-ups going all the way around the mat
Then do a push-up on the mat take one hand down and do a push-up then take the other hand down and do a push-up and then put one hand up, do a pushup, put the other hand up and do a push-up. This counts as one round. Do this 5x.
Then your finished. Congratulations!
A handstand flat-back is the first skill you learn on vault besides just a jump up off of the board. To give you an idea of what it is here is an example:
Here is how to do it:
What skills you need:
What you will need to prepare in advance:
Make sure you are at a gym and have the right equipment. All you need is:
A trampoline or board
The vault and an 8 inch mat.
Step 1: Always be sure you are in a safe environment and have someone spot you when you first try this. To begin, find your place on the runway. Make sure it is a comfortable spot and a place where you don’t slow down when you are running. For beginners have a trampoline as your board rather than the actual one. This will make it easier for you to go over.
Step 2: Try jumping up on the vault table and then doing a handstand and falling flat to your back. When you are falling block off of the table. A block is where you push through your shoulders to fly off of the vault table. To help with this do handstand hops as shown below:
Step 3: After you have the jump on, handstand, fall to your back down flat the next step is to actually try it. Make sure you have a spot though and always be cautious. Here is the steps and tips:
First Run down the runway as fast as you can, having a good stride all the way.
Next jump onto the trampoline or board (if you are more advanced) and heel drive which is where you kick your feet fast over your head in order to reach your handstand. Make sure you don’t drop your chest and reach as far as you can on the vault table. If you keep bringing your chest down put a thin, soft mat up in between the board and vault and try to go over that, you can also try to keep your eyes on one spot as you are running and try to keep it there as long as possible and also think about keeping your shoulders open.
After you reach handstand let your feet get a little over your head and block off and land flat on your back. Then slide off the mat and stick, finish.
Keep practicing this and have someone video tape you so you know what you are doing wrong and if you have any questions feel free to ask me!
… has been going GREAT!
I have learned so much already and it is so much more challenging and fun.
Here are some of the skills I have attained:
Cast to Handstand
Front Tuck off Beam
Front Handspring on Vault
And I hope to learn more!