Blocking drills

Basic skill
Drills for Blocking drills.
  • With the stacked mats work block to back. Full run approach punch off the board block through a handstand on the mats to land flat on the mats. Very important that proper body position is maintained. Shoulders should be completely open.
  • Work on arm swing to block against a wall. Have gymnasts stand near a wall, lean in with an arm circle and block off the wall with straight arms. Really focus on blocking through the shoulders.
  • Handstand shoulder shrugs. From a handstand facing the wall shrug up and down without bending the arms.
  • Hand bouncing on a tumble track. Kick to a handstand block, then continue to bounce on the hands. Requires that the gymnast already has a strong handstand.

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