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Baby/ threequarter giant

Discussion in 'Skill Directory' started by Jard.the.gymnast, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Jard.the.gymnast

    Jard.the.gymnast Coach Coach Gymnast

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    I am trying to get my baby giant, like the one in the level 5 bar routine. I am very close, but i keep making the motion of a kip ( bringing my toes/knees to the bar instead of my hips). Any tips on how i can fix this?
     

  2. Flippingout

    Flippingout Member Gymnast

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    Do you have a strap bar? If so, strap in and if you have a bar pad pull that on too. This is what we do at my gym to train actual Giants: you start with tap swings on the strap bar and while tap swinging think about shooting your legs over and landing with your hips on the bar. This is not a kip. Try to miss the bar- you might not- but that's ok. And just keep trying over and over. Also, practice candlesticks on the floor because this is the shape you want to go over in.
     
  3. Jard.the.gymnast

    Jard.the.gymnast Coach Coach Gymnast

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    We don't have a strap bar...
     
  4. Flippin' Madison

    Flippin' Madison New Member Gymnast

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    Use a floor bar and practice bringing it to your hips instead of your feet. That motion will hopefully help your body to remember how a baby giant is done. :rolleyes:
     

  5. sun

    sun Verified Coach Verified Coach Former Gymnast

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    try from multiple swings, think of it as an "around" motion instead of a "back and forth" motion

    get 4 spotting blocks and put them parallel to each other in 2's, place a slope mat on top and grab a floor bar or forster bar and do back extension rolls down them to support (this is the best drill I've thought of in terms of feeling the most like the actual skill)
     
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    CoachTodd Coach Coach Proud Parent

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    Think of it as a clearhip is what I've always taught. The back Extension drills help quite a bit too. If you do a good strong tap, your body will try to do a giant either way. We would also do it as a tap into a giant then push away over the bar into the pit.
     
  7. Jard.the.gymnast

    Jard.the.gymnast Coach Coach Gymnast

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    The only problem is i don't have a clear hip...
     

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