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  1. TheXcelMom

    WAG Hollow shape vs straight shape

    In every event there seems to be a choice coaches can make. Train the girls to do a hollow shape or straight shape. For instance on kip-casts, or handstands. But what's the rule? This is for Xcel, if that matters. Our girls are learning hollow and it's not getting the appreciation of the judges...
  2. JBS

    WAG Kip Cast Handstand Tower (gymnastics drill for uneven bars)

    I figured I would start posting some of drills and systems that we use in the gym as that is what ChalkBucket is all about. ChalkBucket was created in 2005 to help everyone learn more about gymnastics. The cast handstand tower is a great way to practice cast handstands on uneven bars without...
  3. G

    For Parents Cast handstand help

    Hi! My daughter is a 14yo level 8 gymnast. She is pretty tall and not particularly strong or flexible so naturally cast to handstands don’t come easy. She was able to get by last year without one, however she got major deductions on it. What are some drills/ conditioning that she can safely do...
  4. G

    For Coaches Problem with cast handstand clear hip to handstand

    I'm clearly doing something wrong, because most of my girls (level 7&8&9 skill level, but not in the US) have this bad habit of doing a straddle cast handstand that doesn't entirely go to handstand, closing the legs super late near horizontal (on the way down) and going to the clear hip from...
  5. K

    WAG Mental Block - straddle cast handstand on bars

    My daughter is becoming discouraged and frustrated and I am hoping folks here can offer some advice... She's training level 7 and still doesn't have her straddle cast to handstand. Her coaches say that for months she can do it nicely if they very lightly spot her - and they say they aren't...
  6. JBS

    WAG Cast Handstand Tower (uneven bar drill)

    Here's a little video I made the other day to show how we work cast handstands on bars... seems like people like it... so here you go (share it on Facebook if you like it)...
  7. A

    WAG Bars cast to handstand

    Hi all. Just wondering if anyone can help a confused 7 year old! She has been doing cast to handstand (straight to handstand, not straddle up) in a sort of dish shape for a while, and she is under the impression her normal coach wants her to do it that way. Her usual coach is on holiday for a...
  8. M

    WAG Straddle cast handstand

    My kid tells me that she is learning her cast handstand with her legs together until a certain stage she calls "butt-up," at which point she straddles the rest of the way up to HS. She says this is not actually a straddle CHS because in a straddle CHS you "straddle right away and then basically...
  9. Flippingout

    WAG Straddle cast handstand struggle!

    Hi guys! This is my first post on here, I am training level seven and I hopefully will be able to skip 8 when I get over this!! My straddle cast handstand on bars is becoming a big problem for me. I can giant pretty well between bars but I just can't get the cast handstand all the way to...
  10. aerials

    WAG Cast handstand ?

    For level 7 what are the deductions for a cast handstand? My dd can get up to a perfect handstand although sometimes it's ugly getting there. :) She tends to arch and sometimes bends her legs. She is insistent on doing a pike cast handstand and won't try a straddle cast handstand. Thanks.
  11. cbifoja

    WAG Straddle versus straight cast handstand

    My daughter recently switched gyms and her new coaches told me one of the first things they are going to do is to have her begin doing a straddle kip cast handstand. Can anyone share their experiences about how that process was for your daughters? Did they find it hard to transition after...
  12. Y

    WAG Straddle kip cast handstand mechanics

    I have questions about the cast handstand. DD seems to have no problem getting to handstand when coming from a glide kip cast on low bar or high bar, but she has trouble getting into a handstand when she is in a front support and bouncing her legs off a bungee, as needed for a pirouette drill...
  13. M

    WAG cast handstand with vs. without kip

    I NEED to get my kip cast hand as soon as possible! I have my press handstand from a sit. I can even do about 4 or 5 really nice ones in a row, I manage to do 7 but on the last 2 or 3 my arms are bent a little. I can also do a straddle planche of about 40° and may use that as a beam mount. So I...
  14. Canadian_gym_mom

    WAG Cast handstand technique question

    Totally just a random curiosity question from me again, lol. Just wondering if there are deductions for a weird technique with cast handstands. This person does what looks like a leg together cast handstand but with a leg straddle at the very end. So instead of the bum up first then the legs...
  15. munchkin3

    WAG re-learning a Straddle Cast Handstand

    DD is re- learning it at her new gym. I find she is really having a tough time breaking the habit of arching her way up. She can do a beautiful correct looking one, (for my eyes) as long as the coach is standing there reminding her to hollow, and almost touch her toes to the bar before snapping...
  16. gymnast-mac

    WAG Help with cast handstand and drills

    Hi all! I know that this must be a common topic, but I have looked through many forum threads and just didn't get the answer I am looking for. I am working on cast handstands at my gym, and my coaches say that I am strong enough to do it, I just don't know how. (I'm doing it in straddle). I...
  17. All Chalked Up

    WAG Arched upper back in cast handstand

    My kip cast handstand & cast handstand (both are straight body casts, not straddle) are getting very consistent except for a stange issue- an arched upper back! I almost look like stairs because the arch is happening right underneath my shoulder blades. Everything else (belly, legs, lower back...
  18. G

    WAG Cast handstand help

    I've been having troubles with my cast handstands on bars specifically on where my shoulders need to be. I know they need to be leaning forward but is there any drills or things I can do to keep my shoulders in the right position?
  19. B

    For Coaches Cast Handstand issues

    I have a few gymnast that are constantly getting almost to handstand and not making it. Ugh I feel like I gave every correction and drill I can think of ... this is important as they need to turn pirouettes, I've tried teaching early turns in the pirouettes ... but my issue is the HANDSTANDS...
  20. htimcj

    WAG Changing from a straight body cast handstand to straddle handstand

    So DD has been struggling to get kip cast hand stand with a straight body. She has only every tried to do them with a staight body has never even tried a straddle cast UNTIL yesterday when her coach said to try to do straddle up to handstand then giant giant flyaway.] My question is the...