Hitting feet on floor on counters

Parents... Coaches... Judges... Gymnasts...
DON'T LURK... Join The Discussion!

Members See FEWER Ads!
Join for FREE!
Not open for further replies.

gym monkeys mom

Proud Parent
Oct 3, 2007
DD is doing level 8 this year. I can hardley believe it!!

She is doing a counter for her release move on bars and has it down pretty good but, is still having some trouble hitting her feet on the floor once she catches the bar. Any hints that have worked to keep her feet off the floor.

Thanks for the help.


Jun 24, 2008
Does she catch the bar with her hips piked and legs straddled, or does she extend her body before catching the bar?

I've seen very few gymnasts over about 4'6" who were able to keep their feet up after a straddle back that stays piked at the hips with the body remaining mostly upright. It would be possible, but it's much easier IMO to catch in a straight body-- shoulders in front of the bar, feet behind/above. That way, it's like coming out of a cast or clear hip. Does that make any sense?
Not open for further replies.