WAG Advice on Clear Hip

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cmarie

Proud Parent
Jan 26, 2018
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My DD competed twice at level 6 this year and is going to be moving to level 7 at her next meet. Her clear hip is quite low and we are gathering it’s a decent deduction and now she’ll be doing it twice :)

Here’s a video of her bar routine

Wondering if anyone has any experience in drills or anything she might be able to tweak to get this higher? She’s going to talk to her coach too but I always find chalk bucket insightful and I told her I’d ask!

Thanks all!
 

gymjunkie

Coach
Proud Parent
Judge
Sep 9, 2013
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She is leaning over the bar on the drop instead of leaning back. There are drills for this, but it often comes down to fear (when they don't lean back). Also the neck muscles need to be very strong to keep the head in once they do commit to leaning back on the drop.
 

Coach Kate

Coach
Fan
Oct 13, 2021
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Good luck to your daughter! I just started introducing clear hips to the golds we are thinking of moving to platinum next season, and we are really working that drop the others have mentioned. And they were all scared of it. But it is really fun once you get the hang of it.
 

Gymnast12425

Gymnast
May 13, 2020
9
I drill I saw recently that the compulsary coach was doing with the level 5s was puting a pit-block on the bar (taping it on) then the gymnast just goes around it.
I´m not sure how to explain it- But it did work for them
Here´s another that the lower level optional coach does
 

cmarie

Proud Parent
Jan 26, 2018
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Thanks all for your input! As I looked at more videos, I totally see what you mean by the drop. She’s now working with her coach on some corrections so maybe there will be some slight improvements soon. Thanks again!
 
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