CrossFit Specialty Course: Advanced Gymnastics

This is an extension of the Gymnastics Specialty Course and bridges the gap from training to sport. It is grounded in prerequisite strength, safe coaching and technique to produce powerful movement and efficiency in skill work. Attendees are given an overall understanding of human movements based on the advanced application of gymnastics training, not only in other areas of CrossFit training but also in sport and life.

The seminar facilities feature an array of equipment both specialty and standard for the advanced movements requested by the CrossFit community, ring trainers, matting, ropes, etc. designed for developing more advanced skills. The coaching ratio is 5:1, which allows for lots of personal instruction. The skills covered include acrobatics, strap work, balances, mushroom work, basic tumbling, new apparatus exposure, and bar and ring variations. Novice and accomplished CrossFit athletes alike will acquire a more comprehensive gymnastics skill set for use in their own athletic development or that of their clients.

Learning objectives

The Advanced Gymnastics Specialty Course teaches participants:

  1. Strength – basic strength (reviewed from the Gymnastics Specialty Course) to strength required for more advanced movements, including development for disadvantaged leverage and advanced movements.
  2. Parallette work – handstands, L-sits, stretching, handstand push-ups, range-of-motion/extended-range-of-motion training.
  3. Rings variations – forward roll to support, backward roll to support, shoulder stands/ handstands on rings, range-of-motion training, planche on rings, front kip and back kip, uprise.
  4. Bar Work – bar muscle-up, pull-overs, glide kip, kip, stretching, swing mechanics, shoulder rolls, ice-cream makers and butter makers.
  5. Handstand variations – handstand walking and one-arm balance, handstand forward rolls, balance work, presses to handstands, L-sits to handstands, planches (and varied progressions).
  6. Basic tumbling elements – rolls, dive rolls, straddle rolls, handstand flat rolls, landings, body positions, cartwheels and pirouette drills.
  7. Mushroom – circles in bucket; quarter, half, three-quarter and full circle work on the mushroom and floor.
  8. Parallel bars – shuffles, swings to support, swing dips, V-sits, handstand control.
  9. Stretching and mobility drills.
  10. How to coach, spot and scale all elements for practice and workouts.

Prerequisites

One must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher); and
  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Certificate.

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 12 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Price

US $645

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email sme@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.

Support

sme@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Seminar Guide (sent with confirmation emails) with pen/pencil
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

CONTACT

tuckergsx@gmail.com

crossfitgymnastics.com

twitter: @cfgymnastics

Requirements

To receive an Advanced Gymnastics Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Meet the prerequisites; and
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Advanced Gymnastics Specialty Course.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

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Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    9:00
    Introduction and course overview
    9:30
    Dynamic warm-up and Thera-Band sequence
    10:10
    Basic tumbling and advanced handstand work
    12:30
    Lunch
    1:30
    Advanced ring work
    3:00
    Parallel bars work and advanced work on parallettes

    (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    9:00
    Mental training methods
    9:30
    Warm-up and core training
    10:30
    Basic pommel-horse training
    12:30
    Lunch
    1:30
    Advanced bar training
    3:30
    Video analysis of code-of-points breakdown
    4:00
    Q&A and closing remarks

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