“In my opinion, the Hayden Hex trainer represents the most significant development for pommel horse training in the last half century! Its unique design gives gymnasts the opportunity to train the more complex circular elements in an incremental fashion, while always using the pommels themselves as the actual base of support! From both the biomechanical, as well as the motor, learning perspectives, the HexTrainer’s design not only maintains a high level of specificity training as it relates to pommel horse elements but also it provides for part whole learning, the universally accepted method for efficient, effective motor learning.
The Hayden Hex trainer is clearly the natural extension to the mushroom and, as such, should be required event in all national, gymnastics, men’s developmental programs. If you’re looking for proof of concept, simply let your gymnast train on it for a while, and you’ll quickly discover why the Hayden Hex trainer will become the great Seperator between the champion, and the would be champion!”
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The HexTrainer System and accessories were developed by Olympian Daniel Hayden who has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for 51 years. Daniel Hayden represented the USA Junior and Senior National Teams for over ten years, traveling and competing in many international countries. Daniel was a five time USA Junior National Champion. He also competed for the Arizona States University at the NCAA Championships capturing Team Gold at the 1986 NCAA Championships. Dan competed in the 1988 USA McDonald’s ChampionsHIP competition winning the all- around and gold medals on Still Rings, Parallel Bars, and Horizontal Bar. Dan was an alternate on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Team. Dan was inducted into the USA Hall of Fame and the Arizona State University Hall of Fame in 2004. Dan has been coaching for 44 years and owned his own gymnastics academy for 27 years in Evans Georgia.