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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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