Basket swing

Basic skill
Drills for Basket swing.
  • Start the gymnast doing basket swings on a single rail. This forces them to stay piked, and it is easier to understand the swing.
  • On the parallel bars have the gymnast hold a tight pike, looking at their knees. Then the swing should be initiated by pulling and pushing with the arms. (Not to a bend, but shuttled to generate swing)
  • Once the gymnast can generate some swing with their arms they should begin to pump the swing by piking tightly on the downward phases and opening on the upward phases.
Associated articles:
The Swing - 1
The Swing 2 - The Other Swings

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