There are very important steps necessary before you dive into all of the action.
Every new gymnast is eager to learn fun flips and tricks when they decide to try gymnastics. Of course the ultimate goal is to get to the “fun stuff” but there are very important steps necessary before you dive into all of the action.
The number one priority when doing gymnastics is safety. It is so important to start out with the basic skills and drills to ensure that you are learning the proper technique and body awareness before you start throwing more challenging tricks.
Focus on keeping your arms and legs tight and straight when working on your basic skills.
By practicing basic skills and form repetitively, you will train and condition your body to be ready for that next step in your journey as a gymnast. Make sure you focus on keeping your arms and legs tight and straight when working on your basic skills. If you practice basics with sloppy form, you will continue to have problems with your form once you move on to higher level skills. I know that it can sometimes seem boring but keep at it and I promise it will pay off.
Once you start upgrading your skills, I highly recommend continuing to go back a refine and perfect what you have already learned, especially handstands! It can only help your development and discipline to achieve your goals in this great sport.
Keep up your hard work!