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acrobatlegend

What are some good tumbling books?

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acrobatlegend

Hey guys, 

 

I am in the process of searching around for some literature on tumbling to improve my own technique and my coaching and I was wondering what you guys have read or recommend. 

 

I was thinking of buying this:

 

"Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners"  http://www.amazon.com/Championship-Gymnastics-Biomechanical-Techniques-Shaping/dp/0964195291 (err hope this link is working it is sending me to a wrong site...)

 

The reviews look good online and the pictures look really awesome. But it is pricey! So I wanted to check with you guys if this book or something else may be a better choice. 

 

Thanks!

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Daniel Burnham

That book is good at teaching correct body positions and how to generate force. It is focused on women but is good for tumbling. It is not a book of progressions.

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Blairbob

Karen Goeller has a few mini books on tymbling at gymnasticsstuff.com

 

best looking for videos. way more stuff out there at gymsmarts.com

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Sailor Venus

Learning at a gym under supervision of a coach is better than reading any book. I thought reading Championship Gymnastics book was gonna help me loads but it doesn't. I reckon it'll only help once you have a shit load of gymnastic experience under your belt. The book won't help much for total beginners.

 

Reading Rik Feeney's Back Handsprings: The Secret Techniques helped me a bit but like I said, learning from a gym class is better than reading any book.

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Blairbob

that book, sailor is mainly for coaches; not enthusiasts

 

good coaching, even a fee private lessons is much more worthwhile

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acrobatlegend

that book, sailor is mainly for coaches; not enthusiasts

 

good coaching, even a fee private lessons is much more worthwhile

 

I am a gymnastics coach... AND an enthusiast = )

I am looking to both get better at coaching and better myself. 

 

Looks like this is the right book to get. 

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Vagabond

Many of these books look very interesting! When I have more money, I should purchase a few! :)

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