Forward straddle roll

Basic skill
Drills for Forward straddle roll.
  • If a beginning gymnast is very inflexible working this is moot until they have gained some flexibility.
  • The gymnast should think about lifting their toes as their feet approach the floor. Their hands should be pushing on the floor before their feet touch.
  • Work towards the straddle roll becoming a stalder press to stand.
Associated articles:
Forward Roll - An In Depth Discussion

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