Principles of home exercise
Before you begin training at home, we would like to discuss some principles that will lead to successful training.
Quality over quantity
Rushing through exercises and skills without paying attention to form will not train the correct muscles and will not produce the same results. One of the reasons practice is so important is that it helps your muscles learn how to do the correct technique, which will make it easier in the future. Focus on performing each technique or exercise in the correct body position to develop good habits and muscle memory.
Be sure to follow the sequence!
Everyone is at a different level. So make sure you progress in each activity or skill. If you don't know how to do an exercise or skill, learn it in the gym and then do it at home. If you can't do a certain number of reps, move up a level.
Everyone's body is different
Everyone's body is different. We are all built differently and have different levels of strength and ability. According to Delavier's book "Anatomical Strength Training for Women," we are all different, so some exercises require us to adopt postures that are unnatural for our bodies, while others look very natural (15). So if you find a particular movement or exercise uncomfortable, don't do it.
Safety is paramount.
Never do any exercise at home that is unsafe or that you have not already learned at the gym. You will notice that these home exercise plans do not recommend any skills that are considered unsafe to practice at home. We believe that home training should focus primarily on practicing body position, and form, and learning the basics. For this reason, we recommend that you stick to variations of basic exercises, even if you are using an advanced training plan.
Now that we have discussed the principles that you should keep in mind, let's move directly to the training plan for home gymnastics!