Upper arm swing

Basic skill
Drills for Upper arm swing.
  • Most gymnasts will have a tendency to bend their arms to the point where their shoulders are very close to their hands. The arms should be bent at a little more than a 90 degree angle.
  • Upper arm shrugs will help strengthen this position.
  • It is important for the heels to lead in the rear swing for backuprises, forward rolls, and similar skills.
Associated articles:
The Swing - 1
The Swing 2 - The Other Swings

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