Gymnastics coach Jeff Tucker and assistant Jason Malutich take us through the importance of goal setting and progression in gymnastic movement.

They begin by emphasizing the importance of body position. Gymnasts use hollow body positions and constantly contract to achieve midline stability. Tucker and Jason then move on to the kipping pull up and scaling muscle up transitions.

Tucker said, “We’re going to teach you a kipping swing that is a gymnastic style. It will create a load. You are going to have to control that load because you are going to swing your ass off.”

Tucker is a retired 20-year member of the Fort Worth Fire Department, where he served as a firefighter and arson/bomb investigator. He was head coach and director of Texas Christian University’s gymnastics/cheerleading programs from 2001 to 2006, and he holds a multitude of degrees and certifications. He currently owns and operates GSX Athletics in Fort Worth, Texas, which specializes in Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, CrossFit, and private athletic instruction.

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