Static vs. Dynamic
I don't know if this is just a personal thing, but i feel that i learn gymnastic movements best when done dynamically. i feel that when i approach a new position and try to hold it statically, i'm too confused by all of the new coordination to know how i should correct my form. for example, my handstands progression had halted for a while until i tried making the practice a lot more dynamic. i had been doing a lot of work not against a wall, but then i decided to get against a wall and walk on my hands along the wall as far as possible (walking sideways). Then i started making it into reps (15-20 steps). i would make sure to come back the other way for symmetry of course. what i noticed is that this gave me a comfort level with being only supported by one arm for brief periods. when i checked my status with static handstands, i could actually feel the greater comfort when i needed to shift most my weight to one arm, when before i mentally was discomforted with this.
i have begun to notice this trend with other movements. for example, i was pretty stagnant with back levers until i started messing with reverse cranks. i feel like when you make the moves dynamic, it becomes pretty clear where the problem areas are.
my question is thus this: is it more strategic to make the static holds a sort of a monitor for progress? i still do feel the benefits of the static holds, but it seems like for training and practice purposes, it helps more to make like 70% of the work dynamic