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uggymnast

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Jun 21, 2008
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Region 3
i have been working on straddle cast to handstand all summer and feel stuck in a rut. i am having trouble understanding how im supposed to get my hips and legs up at the same time. i don't think my shoulders are staying over the bar enough, but when i try to get my hips up, my feet drop. when i try to get my cast big, my hips don't go up enough. help? here it is on video. thanks!

YouTube - straddle cast
 
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lil_gymnast_lanny

Hey there!
I know exactly how you feel! I've been working on straddle to handstand too! except my problems are diffrent to yours. Anyway, I THINK that your not piking enough. Your bottom needs to be nearly verticle( I think!).
Try asking the user Aussie Coach. They have really good advice.
Good luck!
Alanna
 

hunde2

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Nov 5, 2007
663
I'm just a mom but when I observe my daughter in gym they somtimes use a small tramp infront of the bars and practice casting.Maybe that will help you get the concept.
 

gymgirl_60

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Aug 30, 2008
209
you are leaning fine, but what it looks like you need to do is push up and open up your shoulders . u also need to get ur hips more over the bar, at least thats what i think:D
 
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