140915 Posted on September 14, 2014 by Kaitlin Flexibility Bridge, accumulate 0:30 When in doubt, check your form against this. Static Shaping 4×0:20 Inverted Hollow Hold Skills and Drills 4×5 Feet in Rings MU Drill DEMO Share this:FacebookTwitter
I love the TOPS programming! I coach compulsory and optional gymnasts in Alaska, and base my strength and conditioning on TOPS points of performance. Thanks!
In my own humble opinion TOPs testing is way more difficult than Crossfit 😉 Don’t tell Rudy I said that.
Any tips on bridging?
Kaitlin, what’s up with the comment in the pdf you linked: “CAUTION: The athlete should not be asked to stay in the bridge position for any length of time”?
Those guidelines are for TOPS testing, or “Talent Opportunity Program” in the gymnastics world. A bridge is part of the shoulder flexibility test, along with splits, strict pull-ups, press handstands, etc. For actual TOPS testing, the gymnast does not have to hold the position, only show control in that position.