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    Front/Back Walkovers, Splits Flexibility

    Hi! For a front walkover, I keep putting my phone down in the middle/towards the end of when I am standing up. How do you keep your foot from touching the ground when you are coming up? I can do a front limber also. For a back walkover, I can do a backbend kickover on the floor. However, how...
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    Parents Back walkover and poor shoulder flexibility in 7 year old

    I am new to CB and to the world of gymnastics. My 7 year old is on pre-team currently (level 1-2 equivalent) and we are not yet sure what the plan for her is going to be come June. We are still waiting to hear. She has done very well on pre-team, she is one of the stronger kids and does very...
  3. Pigeon

    MAG shoulder flexibility - MAG

    Some questions about shoulder flexibility in men's gymnastics... YDS (just turned 8) has finished level 4 season and they are starting to work on level 5 skills...high bar kip, front handspring, etc. The coach mentioned the other night that he has tight shoulders and will need to work on...
  4. cadybearsmommy

    WAG Shoulder Flexibility and beam back walkovers, any input welcome!

    After reading some horror stories here about back problems as a result of beam back walkovers, I wanted to get some input on dd. I'm not an expert but to me it seems like she doesn't have the best shoulder flexibility. I've seen from reading here that kids with less shoulder flexibility tend...
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    WAG Pre-Team Flexibility Ideas

    I've a new group of 5 and 6 years in almost a pre-pre team type group! I'm looking for ideas as to what to spend the last 15 mins doing during flex. I'm finding with splits there too young to do it properly? Any idea appreciated
  6. l.c.o

    MAG Home mushroom (and flexibility update)

    DS is in his first level 4 season. He can currently do one circle on mushroom, and is asking for a mushroom for home. Is it worth purchasing for him? Or, like girls equipment, is it best to stay away? Thanks for any help! Also quick update on the stretching - there's been no more pushing by...
  7. SweetSecrets15

    WAG I feel like I'm losing my flexibility!!

    I'm not sure what it is, but lately I've been having a lot of pain when it comes to doing the splits. I've had right and left for about 3 years (still working the middle, I'm about 3 inches away from the ground). Anyways, our normal gym warm-up is a 5 minute run and then a few basic exercises...
  8. X

    Parents Flexibility and why you should listen to your instincts

    I've got the perfect example of trusting your parental instincts, and also kicking myself for waiting so long. DD is an incredibly strong gymnast, but her lack of flexibility lets her down as she just can't stay straight and tight (we've been told this by multiple coaches over the years). She's...
  9. X

    WAG Leg flexibility issues

    My 8 year old daughter is having some issues with her leg that might be down to flexibility, she said that she can feel pulling and tightness at the back of her leg behind her knees, she has decent flexibility and can do left leg splits and and is close to her right leg and box splits, she can...
  10. gymnastelly10

    stretches for flexibility? and how flexible are you?

    I can do a needle sometimes, definitely a scorpion. i can lie on my stomach and touch my feet to my head, do a chest stand. i can do bad leg and good leg splits and stand on one foot and bring my foot over my head etc. would you consider me really flexible?? and what are some really good...
  11. X

    WAG Flexibility

    DD is working towards BWO on beam at the moment, but she's really struggling as she can't get her hands close enough together to actually grab the beam. Even BWO on floor, bridge kickover etc, her hands are always a long way apart (50cm at very very least). Her old coach said she has very...
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    WAG Xcel question -- avoiding shoulder flexibility

    DD age 11 has always had tight shoulders. I know they can be improved but let's say it's simply managed. She will probably do a couple of years at L4 which I think is manageable with the shoulders. After that is it possible to compete Xcel without having to do BWO on beam and -- what are the...
  13. Myah Emily


    I am 14 and in level 4 and I love it! However I am struggling with a few skills. I am no particularly flexible and I really need to get my back walkover! Does anyone have suggestions to help? Thanks ❤️
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    WAG strength vs coordination vs flexibility -which is most important?

    I just had a chat with DD's coach who told me that strength is the easiest thing to gain in gymnastics while it's more important to have natural coordination and flexibility. I was happy to hear this b/c my daughter has always struggled with strength and has been held back over the years as a...
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    WAG shoulder and upper back flexibility versus strength

    DD 12 (training L8) told me last week that she is really frustrated because she has lost a lot of flexibility in her shoulders and upper back this year and now feels its not only interfering with her front walk over/front layout, but also with her Yurchenko drills, and her bars. In review...
  16. Orangesoda

    WAG Increasing flexibility

    My daughter's a young 5yrs and does three pre-preteam hrs of gym per week. She told me last week that her coach told her to "stretch while I watch tv." She's bar far the least flexible grommit in her class. I think her shoulder flexibility is comparable, but her splits are the pits really. Most...
  17. twinmomma

    WAG Flexibility

    I know, I know. Yet another post about flexibility. I'm just looking for ideas for DD. She's 8, and has competed Xcel Bronze and then went straight into an L3 season with no break. Her XB season was a lot of wasted time skill wise but was great for the confidence she gained. She went into...
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    Parents Growth and Flexibility

    There has been a few threads lately on growth spurts and losing skills, I don't know if there has been any of flexibility and growth spurts. Dd's coach said something recently about when they have growth spurts they can lose flexibility or if they are not very flexible before they have growth...
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    WAG Flexibility

    Asking coaches and experienced parents. Little girl soon to be age 7 and strong. Good bars (favorite!) floor, vault. Level 3. Needs shoulder flexibility and flexibility in general. "Old school" coaches used to stretch kids. Do coaches do this any more? I kind of wish they did.
  20. M

    WAG Flexibility (or lack thereof) question

    DD 5 has been in rec gym since 15 months. She's always been very strong. At her most recent rec gym (which has Excel but only for older girls), her coaches would call other coaches over to watch her outshine all the other girls on strength challenges, strangers comment on how strong she is when...