- Feb 26, 2022
I am an Xcel silver gymnast and recently I’ve been struggling. I feel like I am progressing slower than most of my teammates. Skills that I used to be closer than them to getting they now have an I seem to be getting less close. Overall I feel like I’m getting worse at all my skills and I haven’t gotten a new skill in a while. I’ve lost my flyway, front tuck, and cartwheel on beam in the past 2 months and I’ve been getting a lot less close to countless other skills (ro bhs bt, fhs over vault table instead of silver mat stack, etc.). I’m really having difficulty on beam. A few months ago I had my cartwheel on beam pretty consistently but then I began to lose it for weeks at a time and only get it back for one practice before loosing it again. I still landed it at all my meets but I had to change my acro to a handstand after my last meet because cartwheels are so inconsistent at practice. Now while I work on cartwheels at practice, which I’ve completely lost now and can’t even do on a low beam, my teammates are working on back walkovers, which some of them have gotten even though I used to be closer to getting it than them. Whenever I do get to practice back walkovers, I can’t put my hands correctly ever. I put them sideways, next to each other which makes me twist off the beam. I’ve asked multiple coaches for help with my hand placement but nothing they do has helped.