Swing 1/2 turn

Basic skill
Drills for Swing 1/2 turn.
  • Be sure the gymnast has a good concept of the tap swing before working swing 1/2 turns. It's much easier to teach it properly than to fix bad habits later.
  • Work swing half turns with a piece of foam, or other object between the ankles. This will force tight 1/2 turns.
  • The gymnasts anchor arm must pull back on the bar and remain straight as the turn is excecuted.

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