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Speed and Power Training for Gymnasts
How to get faster for gymnastics
I presented two workshops last month at a conference for gymnastics coaches: speed training and plyometrics myths.
The coaches ranged in age, experience and their gymnastic discipline.
There is no one size fits all approach to gymnastics, so I tried to cover the underlying principles first so that the coaches could then apply it in their own context.
I made sure I asked questions first: what were their concerns, existing practices and type of gymnast they work with.
We then did practical drills with progressions from simple to complex.
“Running is a co ordination activity”
As I keep reminding the athletes I work with! The drills were designed to improve the 7 key aspects of running faster .
The coaches were enthusiastic, and had a go, even if they struggled somewhat to the new exercises.
With plyometrics training, it is important to do the work that is right for each athlete, so I showed several different progressions and variations.
The Coaches asked some great questions, and I hope I was able to help them. We have followed up since with the back up material and more video clips.
Looking forward to next time. I have since worked with 2 clubs on their specifc speed training for gymnasts on the vault and double mini trampoline.
Please see read our club page if you are interested in taking up gymnastics in Willand, Cullompton, EX15,
I have worked with James for three years now. James's attitude to training has changed my approach to my training session and sport making me more focussed and organised to get as much as I can out of each session. The improvements I have made with my fitness, core and my psychological approach to training have been largely down to my sessions with James
10 Apr 2019
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