Whip

DRILL 1

STANDING BACK HANDSPRING FROM TRAMPETTE, BOUNCE BACK TO INCLINE

We use this drill from the Back Handspring – Back Handspring series. The motion in a whip is very similar to the motion in a Back Handspring.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

Focus on getting the straight legs tucked in under the upper body.

 B 

Hands should be by the knees, when the gymnast lands.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Airtrack

  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Soft incline

  • 1 x Trampette

  • 1 x Foam blocks

DRILL 2

STANDING WHIP FROM TRAMPETTE TO SOFT, BOUNCE BACK TO INCLINE

We build on Drill 1 and remove the supporting blocks the gymnast had their hands on. Same motion as Drill 1, this time with a spot.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

They should remember to stretch all the way out before bringing their legs back in.

 B 

Hands should be by the knees, when the gymnast lands.

EQUIPMENT
  • 2 x Running blocks

  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Soft incline

  • 1 x Trampette

DRILL 3

HANDSTAND – WHIP IN TRAMPETTE, BOUNCE BACK TO INCLINE

The drill is another step towards combining the Roundoff with the Whip Back. 

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

Focus on a powerful hip extension, and on the tension in the back chain through the entire drill.

 B 

Keep the shoulders open during the landing.

EQUIPMENT
  • 3 x Running blocks

  • 1 x Salto cube

  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Soft incline

  • 1 x Trampette

NOTES

The Handstand is a less complex skill than the Roundoff, which enables the gymnast to focus more on the correct technique for the Whip.

DRILL 4

ROUNDOFF – BACK HANDSPRING HANDS ELEVATED

We chose this drill because it makes clear to the gymnast, that one of the key-differences between a Back Handspring and a Whip is the height of the skill.

FOCUS POINTS

 A 

Make sure that the gymnasts​ hands are by the knees between the Roundoff and the Back handspring.

 B 

The shoulder angle should be as narrow as possible when the hands touches the mat.

 C 

The gymnast has to complete 2/3 of the skill before pulling their legs back in.

EQUIPMENT
  • 1 x Airtrack

  • 1 x Foam blocks

  • 1 x Soft mat

  • 1 x Soft incline

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