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Visualization for Gymnasts

Visualization for Gymnasts

Effective visualization can help gymnasts learn, gain confidence, and even improve your coordination. We'll walk you through it. Plus, an invitation to join Valorie Kondos Field and Jill Hicks at their Success Summit for Gymnasts and Parents. Register here!

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Visualizing:  A tool for every athlete

Visualizing: A tool for every athlete

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...

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The Press Handstand: Mastering It

The Press Handstand: Mastering It

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!

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Stretch Your Splits Safely at Home

Stretch Your Splits Safely at Home

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!

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New Level 6&7 Vault Requirements

New Level 6&7 Vault Requirements

New Level 6 & 7 Vault Requirements

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Level 8 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 8 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 7… check! Congratulations on moving up to Level 8. Level 8 means you’re flipping your first vault in competition, that you’ve added twisting into your floor passes and are performing saltos on the balance beam. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back! Level 8 is one of the most difficult levels of gymnastics and it’s no small...

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Level 7 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 7 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Learn about the requirements for Level 7 Gymnastics here! As with all levels, a gymnast must be proficient in her previous level in order to be able to compete at the higher. Proficiency is at the advice of her coach, and in obtaining the required mobility score from the previous level.

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Level 6 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

Level 6 Gymnastics: What to know about the requirements

You did it! You you accomplished a 32.00 AA in Level 5. That’s no small feat, so please take a moment to let that sink in: feel awesome! The world of Optional Gymnastics has opened up for you. And while you soak up the moment, you’re probably getting ready to move onto your next goal: taking on Level 6 gymnastics....

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