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How to Do a Kip Drill | Gymnastics

How to Do a Kip Drill | Gymnastics


In gymnastics, there are skills that are stepping
stones in order to get higher up in the levels. On bars, one of those skills happens to be
something known as a kip. The kip is just another way to get on the
low bar or the high bar. It does take quite a long time to learn. Six, seven, and eight year old’s are learning
this now, and it is a very difficult skill to achieve. It takes strength, and focus. It takes a long work ethic, drills, conditioning,
but all in all this is a big stepping stone to get you where you want to be when you want
to compete in higher level gymnastics. Mainly, you want to chop the kip down into
different sections, so the student can learn each piece of the kip, then put them together
slowly, and then finally all together at once. Some major drills would just be simple leg
lifts, a leg lift that would end up rising up into a candlestick, getting the muscles
to be able to get strong enough to pull your body into the bar. So, you would do something called band pull
downs, where you pull a band into your body. You would do just different pieces of drills
that would initiate what the rhythm of the kip is, the rocking motion, the timing, the
speed, all of that. Anything that would resemble the rhythm of
a kip or a movement of the kip, is necessary for a student to learn the kip. The student will start approximately three
feet away from the bar. She’s going to get a big jump off the spring
board to initiate a big stretch of a glide, which is going to give her a big momentum
to do the skill. From there, she’s going to lift her toes aggressively
to the bar, and shoot her toes upward to the ceiling, flick her wrists over the bar, and
she will end up on top of the bar. This is a very important skill. As you can see, she is… there’s the glide,
leg lift, and press. Okay. Very good. That’s exactly how it’s done.

55 thoughts on “How to Do a Kip Drill | Gymnastics”

  1. I have been trying to find videos that help me learn tricks and this one helped me Sooo much because I have been trying to understand that move. Now not only do I know how to do it I know what I need to do to help me prepare for it. Thank you soooo much!!!!

  2. I found this video too high level. The glide kip videos posted by Epic1, nakaathletics and MyHaircat cover the details much better.

  3. i was like i need to learn this fast and then when he said it takes long i wus like uhh nahh… lemme watch another video

  4. ive benn working on my kip evrey tuesdays when im at gymnastics but for my birhday im geting a gymnastics barย 

  5. Ironic thing is that in crossfit they think they can kip and they can master it in 3 4 days maximum lmao

  6. Learned this in the first week at gymnastic club, didn't do all the drills. Sorta like shadow boxing, great if you ever have to fight a shadow. Mind you that was 50 years ago, when we just did things, without all the personal kip coach, roll coach, dismount couch, grand swing coach, cartwheel coach.

  7. Ever noticed how the gymnastic kip isn't even close to what crossfit considers a "kip" lol
    They should learn something from this.

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