5 Ways to Improve Your NH Gymnastics Skills At Home

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A gymnast’s job is never done. Even outside of the gym, it’s crucial to establish an exercise routine that not only maintains optimal health but also helps to enhance your skill levels. At Nashua School of Gymnastics NH, we’re committed to helping your child achieve their highest level of proficiency.

In this article, we’re taking a look at a few exercises to try when you’re outside the gym. Although you may be thinking you need equipment to continue your gymnast journey, we promise, you don’t!

 

 

Splits anywhere and everywhere

One of the most fundamental properties of success in the world of gymnastics is flexibility. Practicing your splits is the perfect way to increase your flexibility. These can be done on the floor while watching tv, in the yard while reading a book, really anywhere that provides you with enough space to stretch those legs out!

 

 

Jump until you can’t jump anymore

Jumping is great for the heart, muscles, and form! While keeping your body as tight and as straight as possible, jump up and down repeatedly. By doing so, you’ll condition your heart and strengthen your leg muscles. If you’re part of a cheer or tumbling team, you can further enhance your jumps by practicing tucks, straddles, and pikes!

 

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Basic conditioning is a must for any sport

Gymnastics is one of the few sports that utilize the majority of muscles in your body. Thus, conditioning is extremely crucial. Focusing on areas such as push-ups, sit-ups, wall squats, and calf raises are great starting points. Set goals and continuously reconfigure them as needed.

 

 

Consider an online yoga class

Yoga is great for so many different reasons. However, when it comes to your gymnast’s training, yoga can help tremendously with flexibility.

 

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Floor skills you can practice outdoors

Whether outdoors or indoors with an air track, the following skills can be performed at home with proper care. However, it’s imperative to keep in mind that these should never be attempted alone until mastered. Having a spotter is crucial in avoiding potentially devastating injuries:

  • Forward and backward rolls
  • Cartwheels
  • Crabwalks
  • Kickwalks
  • Handstands
  • Handstand forward roll
  • Bridges
  • Front and Back walkovers

 

 

At Nashua School of Gymnastics NH, our team is here to help bring your child to the next level in a fun and safe environment. For more ideas on at-home training, give our team a call at (603) 880-4927.