Blog — Conditioning for gymnasts
Self-love is an important aspect of gymnastics training. Read this Guest Post from Anna Kojac, M.Ed, about why self love is important and how can parents and coaches foster self-love in gymnasts for resiliency and determination for a lifetime.
Whether or not you’re back to the gym this summer, there are plenty of hours in a day to keep building strength and stamina while having fun. Try these activities with a sibling, parent, or friend. Create a leader board and track your progress over time for some friendly competition!
Take your strength-building, cardio-pumping, balance-refining awesome-gymnast moves out of doors with yoga in the grass, hill sprints, and jump ropes!
Is this a time to let roller skates in the house? We’ll let you make that call for yourself, but here are our suggestions to help spark your creativity for offering a variety of activities to raise your gymnast’s heart rate. Dance party, anyone?
Whatever your level, you don’t have to stop gymnastics training if you’re away from the gym. You can stay active and continue to build your skills without specialized equipment. Begin with a warm-up and full-body stretch in appropriate gear (may we suggest a Destira leotard?) and let’s get started!
Visualizing is arguably one of the most useful tools for gymnasts and for athletes in every sport! The ability for gymnasts to visualize can be used when learning new skills, taking skills from a low beam to a high beam, learning new routines, during mental blocks or in times of injury when you may not be able to perform to...
Fueling your body before, during, and after a gymnastics practice or competition is of great importance to an athlete. Food, when eaten correctly, can help boost your energy levels and help your muscles to recover.
The press handstand is a root skill in the gymnastics world and can be tricky to master. We’ve compiled a list of a few exercises that can be done with minimal equipment to help you master your press handstand!
One of the root skills in gymnastics is your splits. As our Destira Stars know, splits are stretched in warm-up and then utilized on every event throughout each practice. Take a look at our step by step guide and Stretch Your Splits to the limit!
It’s that time of year again! Competition season is over, school is out for the summer (or about to be) and the beach is calling your name! Here are 10 conditioning ideas you can take with you as you enjoy the sand and surf.