Tap swing

Basic skill
Drills for Tap swing.
  • The gymnast should be hollow in the rear phase of the swing. Head in, hollow chest and pushing away from the bar on the downward swing.
  • As the gymnast passes between the uprights they should open to prepare for the tap. (Most gymnasts open the swing early causing the tap to go forward and not upward)
  • As the gymnast begins the upwards phase of the forward swing they should tap aggressively towards the ceiling.
  • As the upwards swing rises the gymnast should pull the bar back and push away to get their center of gravity as far away from the bar as possible for the downward swing.
Associated articles:
The Swing - 1

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