Gymnastics Drill Demonstration

Description

Starting situation.

B horizontal to A and grasping the ankles of A on straight arms. Holding a tense body position.

A horizontal above B and grasping the ankles of B on straight arms. Holding a tense body position.

Grip. Forward overgrasp grip.

Works when B lies on the mat, with tense arms at right angles to the ground. B grasps the ankles of A in a forward overgrasp position. A holds a front support position above B, and grasps the ankles of B in a forward overgrasp grip. Both gymnasts the co-ordinate a flexing of the hips together. Gymnast B pushes the ankles of A high whilst flexing at the hips. Gymnast A flexes at the hips whilst pushing down on the ankles of B, to create a right angled handstand position. Together the pair create a Box Shaped Balance.

The Drill is often used with

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