Stride circle

Other names for this skill: mill circle, windmill

Basic skill
Drills for Stride circle.
  • From the stride support the gymnast should push upwards to move their center of gravity as far from the bar as possible. This extension continues through the entire downward phase of the swing.
  • In addition to pushing upwards the gymnast should lift their legs as much as possible to futher accentuate the swing.
  • A common mistake on the upwards phase of this skill is to pull in to the bar and bend the front leg. This will kill the swing and interupt the skill. The push is similar to a kip (and will help with learning kips). The arms should be kept straight. Downward pressure should be applied to the bar. This skill is most easily excecuted with an undergrip.

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