“Thanks a lot! I’m an ex high-level gymnast, I just stopped competing, but I’m still training really hard, just for myself, just for fun, and now, I can finally train any kind of skills I want, I’m not anymore obligate to train only for winning competitions. It’s nice to find products about acrobatic training!”
First off, I think that’s awesome. While I’m a fan of gymnastics, it is in a sense a very narrow path, meaning that there is so much more right outside the boundaries.
In the world of acrobatics there are many moves you’d never see when watching a gymnastics competition.
And I have to agree with the statement ‘I’m training really hard, just for myself, just for fun.”
Not to say you can’t focus on any competition. If you are more power to you, but there is freedom when you can do what YOU want.
Just cracking open a copy of Tumbling Illustrated I found a variety of moves, that you sure won’t see in gymnastics. See if you can do some of these moves:
Backwards roll into a forearm stand
Headspring…without the hands (be very careful with this one)
One hand back handspring
From a hand balance, lowering down to the shoulders and kipping up to the feet.
Just a few examples from the 248 moves you’ll find in the book. I know you’ll find plenty to work on when the book arrives Jonathan, and I look forward to hearing how it goes.
Good Luck and Good Tumbling,