Jump Back to Hollow Position then Candlestick
- 1 Jump Back to Hollow Position then Candlestick
- 1.1 Objective
- 1.2 Prerequisite
- 1.3 Equipment
- 1.4 Execution
- 1.5 Common Mistakes
- 1.6 Warning
This drill is designed to teach the gymnast to push their hips upwards to help generate rotation momentum. The drill helps gymnast to improve back ward somersaults and correct body position when initiating the rotation.
- Learn to push hip upward to help generate rotation momentum.
- Learn body position to initiate rotation.
Stand tall with your arms straight above your head in front of the block (about 20-30cm away from the block). Start bending your legs and lower your arms out to the sides while bending slightly forward. As you compress bring your arms from the outside to in front of you. Push hard down at the floor with both feet and extend your legs as you raise your arms and jump upward and backward. Keep your body in a slight hollow position as jump. Land on the block on the lower part of your back (do not land on your butt). The landing should be in a tight hollow position. Now push your hips towards the ceiling and go into the candlestick position with arms above your head.
Stage 1 – Setup
Stage 2 – Compression
Stage 3 – Ready to Jump
Stage 4 – Jump Up
Stage 5 – Hollow Position
Stage 6 – Press Hips Upwards
Stage 7 – Finishing
Common MistakesCoaches teach gymnasts how to do skills correctly, but most gymnasts learns how to perform the skill correctly when coaches corrects their mistakes. This is not wrong, this is actually how gymnasts learn. This being said, it is very important that coaches corrects mistakes all the time. If a gymnast continues doing the same mistake over and over then they will be good at doing that drill with that mistake and have a difficult time later correcting it.
- Always correct mistakes
- Correct the first mistake you see the gymnast do (even if it is before the actually drill, i.e. the gymnast forgets to stand tall with arms over their head)
- Correct only one thing (sometimes two if they are related)