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Monkeygirlsmom

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Feb 10, 2007
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who are 8 and 6 (and both on preteam)
can do at home to help handstands and things like that (also Oldest dd has issues with her backwalkovers) they want to work on this at home but I want to only let them practics things that are safe to work on
they really want to move up to level 4 this next year
 
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BlairBob

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Working on a handstand where they climb up the wall with their feet and their stomachs are toward the wall would be best.

Working this for periods of 10, then 20, then 30, and so on till upwards of 60 seconds will help their ability to move through the handstand portion of the walkover.

Doing kickovers off the couch or floor will help if that is poor. How is their shoulder flexibility? Can they get their shoulders over their hands in a bridge?

Doing leg lifts while laying on the floor will help a bit if they are weak in the middle to pulling their leg over and give more support in their core during their handstands.
 
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