- May 15, 2012
Also doing a giant in any form is a big thing. But there is a huge difference between doing it alone on the pit bar. And getting it safely and cleanly into a bar routine.
A couple of the gymmies at our gym just including mine have started them in various states strap bar/pit/spotted. But they are no where ready to do them. Hopefully shortly before states they'll be ready.
Yes it doesn't seemed to have happened yet
Yeah - my daughter had giants alone on the pit bar for a good 6 months before she could do them in a routine - it may have been even longer. First you got to figure out how to do them between the bars w/o fear (very hard unless you are extremely tiny) and then there's a significant amount of stamina involved in connecting the entire routine and doing giants at the end.
Many who've never been gymnasts underestimate how tiring a bar routine is - (these girls make things look so easy, but they are aren't) - just having a skill by itself vs. having to do it after 5 other skllls is a huge difference.