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Friday, September 12, 2014

New Video Demonstrates Basic Gymnastics Moves on Homemade Equipment

A new YouTube video features basic gymnastics moves on parallel bars, pommel horse, pommel pod, and rings, modeled on homemade equipment by science writer and publisher M. Schottenbauer, Ph.D. The author, a self-taught amateur gymnast who practiced intermittently over 7 months, was 38 years old and 50 pounds overweight at the time of filming this video in September 2014.

The demonstration includes: 

  • Pommel Horse
    • Side Swings
    • Preparation for Scissors
  • Pommel Pod
    • Hops (Preparation for Circles)
    • Half-Circle with Windup
  • Parallel Bars
    • L-Sit
    • Swings
  • Rings
    • Straight Hold
    • L-Hold
    • Backwards Sequence with Inverted L-Hold, Handstand, and Fold

Update (12/24/2014): New Videos

Update (7/30/2015): New Video

These moves are similar to the ones represented in the author's books on the science of gymnastics, including:

  • The Science of Gymnastics: Volumes 1-3
  • The Science of Gymnastics: An Anthology
  • The Science of Summer Olympic Sports: An Anthology
Related books by the author include:
  • The Geometry of Gymnastics
  • The Geometry of Summer Olympic Sports
A complete listing of sports-related books from M. Schottenbauer, Ph.D. are available at the author's blog on Sport Science Education.

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