Good news everyone:
You don’t have to be at a gymnastics gym to learn or practice any of these bar skills.
In fact, learning and practicing these skills at home helps out the coaches tremendously in terms of level progression.
Since the process of learning is gradual and (especially with gymnastics) not immediate, knowing these skills help to improve form, familiarity, and most importantly level advancement.
It takes baby steps, and these baby steps are the skills you can do at home in order to make much bigger steps (bigger steps being skills you should practice at the gymnastics gym under a coach’s supervision).
So, in order to practice these skills at home you will need gymnastics bars (a branch on a tree will suffice…just kidding don’t do that), the Tumbl Trak PRO bar being the most reliable which can be attributed to it’s popularity and Gym2Dance being the most affordable out of the choices.
List of Skills:
Plan on competing? Even if you aren’t, basically this skill is an alternative to mounting onto the bar and typically where everyone starts. It is especially difficult for preschoolers to do since there hasn’t been much development of core muscles. A mixture of practicing pullovers and core conditioning exercises, nothing too intense but just enough to do the job. Once this mount is mastered, it makes it easier to do others. [Read more…] about List of Bar Skills You Can Do At Home