Gymnastics Specific Yoga
To optimize and enhance gymnastics-specific movements and control.
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RULES: 1. No Talking. This is between you and you only. 2. Follow along and perform the movements that you hear to the absolute best of your ability, there are no shortcuts or cutting corners. Without struggle there is no strength. 3. There is no position that is too easy. Always search for improvement in even the most basic positions. 4. This is about physical and mental strengthening. Challenge yourself. This is not meant to be easy, you are going to want to come down and quit. The muscles will want to quit and come out of a position. Fight past the initial impulse of fatigue and pain. This is how muscular and nueral adaptations happen. 5. Have a journal and pencil next to you. Write down any goals that come to mind for the day or your future. Write down positions that stand out to you that is beneficial for a specific skill or past coaching correction that comes to mind. Write down any lessons you have learned or feelings you had during the class. This class is about focus, discipline, diaphragmatic breathwork and enhancing the mind and body connection. Gymnastics yoga slows down movements and allows the althete to independently train the eccentric and the isometric phase of muscular contractions through holding proper body positions needed for success in gymnastics skills. By slowing down movement and transitioning between desired body positions for skills, gymnast are able to have a better understanding of engaging the proper muscles increasing nueral adaptations and intermuscular coordination. holding desired body shapes and positions targeting the strength, flexibility, and form needed to perform most skills Gymnastics yoga is specific for men's and women's gymnastics. The movements performed are focused on dynamic flexibility through eccentric and isometric muscular contractions. In all forms of athletic movement there are three types of muscular contraction. When performing most gymnastics skills only the concetric phase is trained. However, this can lead to an imbalance of