Support swing

Basic skill
Drills for Support swing.
  • Gymnasts have a tendency to pike in the front of the swing to get their feet above the bars. This ends up killing the swing. The gymnasts body should be straight from shoulders to toes with special consideration to pushing the shoulders back and hips up in the front swing.
  • As the swing develops the gymnast should hollow in the back swing and push their shoulders down.
  • The gymnast should shrug their shoulders through the bottom of the swing. This will create a more solid base for the swing and enable the swing to "pop" as skills are attempted.
Associated articles:
The Swing - 1

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