Slow Down to Speed Up

Most of the time, I notice athletes jumping to dynamic skills before they have stability to control the movements from a static perspective.  I always preach the importance of static holds and controlled movement prior to working on dynamic action. This falls in line with our Phase 2 of our Hierarchy of Gymnastics Movement and in my mind is one of the most important missing steps for most people in their training of gymnastics skills.  Incorporating more pause and tempo work through full ranges of motion will go a long way in being able to complete successfully, and for longevity, movements that require momentum.  Take the time to slow skills down and I guarantee you it will pay off in the long run of your skill development.

-Dave Durante

 Featured skill: Dip - Tempo Negative + Bottom Pause