these quick tips your gymnast must know the mechanics of the turn,
including her arm, shoulder, and leg movements. She must know the timing
of the movements and the correct shapes for each part of the turn.
One of the first concepts a gymnast should learn is body tightness. She must learn to squeeze her buttocks, keep a straight shape, and she must be tight in various shapes. Many of the shapes we first teach our gymnasts involve tumbling and uneven bars. Do we teach them the shapes necessary for turns?
As you know, shapes cross over from skill to skill and event to event so the first two will be useful for your gymnasts for many skills and years to come. You may have already seen these drills without realizing how important they are for turns.
The first is the belly button lift (pelvic tilt), in the prone position.
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