Layaway to swing

Basic skill
Drills for Layaway to swing.
  • Set up an 8" mat perpendicular to the bars leaning against the inside of one pair of uprights. Have the gymnast start in an open hollow support with their feet on the bars, and hands over the inside edge of the mat. They can then kick their feet off the bar and swing down into the mat. The gymnast should remain hollow until just before hitting the mat.
  • One of the biggest hindrances to a layaway is the fear of peeling. If the gymnast is arched as they initiate the swing there is a significantly increased chance of peeling. The downward swing should be hollow, and extended in the shoulders.

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