Grounded Gymnastics

Badass with the Handstand Push-Up

THE HANDSTAND PUSH-UP A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series Also called an inverted push-up, the handstand push-up is an exercise where the athlete kicks up into a handstand position against a wall, and then proceeds to lower and raise him/her self in push-up motion. There are two variations of the handstand push-up, one that […]

Surefire Strength with the Pistol

THE PISTOL A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series Also called the one-legged squat, the pistol is an exercise that requires the athlete to lower him/herself down into the squat position while keeping all of his/her body weight on that single leg. Similar to the air squat, the pistol is a great body-weight strengthening […]

A Better Butt with Lunges

THE LUNGE A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The lunge is a lower-body movement where the athlete places one leg in front of the body, with the foot flat on the floor and the knee bent, while the other leg remains behind the body.  The athlete should alternate legs to ensure both legs […]

Don’t Hate Them, Annihilate Them: Burpees

THE BURPEE A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The burpee is a full-body exercise where the athlete, starting in a standing position, lowers him/herself down to the ground in order to touch the chest the ground, and then stands fully back up and jumps and claps at the top. The burpee is effective […]

Flying High with the Superman

THE SUPERMAN A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The superman is an exercise where the athlete, lying on his or her stomach with arms and legs extended straight, raises both arms and legs simultaneously off the floor by a few inches. Getting its name because the movement mimics the comic book superhero flying […]

Toning Your Tummy with the V-Up

THE V-UP A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series The v-up is an exercise where the athlete lies on the floor and then folds the body at the hips while keeping arms and legs straight to create a v shape in the body. Similar to the hollow hold and plank, the v-up is an […]

Reaching New Heights with the Mountain Climber

Mountain Climber A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series The mountain climber is an exercise where the athlete holds a plank position while attempting to bring their feet up toward their hands in a swift alternating motion. This movement engages the athlete’s core muscles, as well as the legs and arms. Unlike static core-strengthening […]

Excelling in the Hollow Hold

THE HOLLOW HOLD A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The hollow hold is an exercise that engages the athlete’s core muscles and relies on the athlete’s ability to hold an arched body position while lying on the floor and keeping legs and arms off the ground. Similar to the plank, the hollow hold […]

Solid Strength with the Plank

THE PLANK A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The plank is a fundamental core-strengthening movement that is centered on the athlete’s ability to hold his/her body parallel to the floor, on either his/her hands or forearms. The movement requires good stability of the abdominal wall and back muscles so that the back and […]

Crushing the Sit-Up

THE SIT-UP A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The sit-up is an exercise in which the athlete sits up from a horizontal position on the floor without leveraging the strength of his/her arms or legs. The sit-up is one of the most foundational exercises used to strengthen the abdominal, or core, muscles. It […]

Conquering the Push-Up

THE Push-UP A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The push-up is an exercise in which the athlete lies face down on the floor and raises their body up off the floor by pressing down with their hands and then lowers their body back down to the floor while keeping their back straight. The […]

Mastering the Air Squat

The Air Squat A Part of Fierce Play’s Grounded Gymnastics Series  The air squat, also called a body weight squat, is a movement that focuses on the athlete’s ability to sit back and lower themselves into a position slightly lower than if he/she were sitting into a chair. The movement requires good hip, ankle, and […]