A Round off is a very important skill in gymnastics. You need it to do many other skills like back handsprings. Round offs are hard to learn but if you stay consistent and never give up you will get it.
Step 1: Start with a run and hurdle with a straight leg. Practice this consistently until your hurdle is powerful.
Step 2: After the hurdle you will put your hands down just like in a cartwheel and have your back leg come up behind you and your other leg will follow. After that snap down your legs quickly and if you’ve done it right your body will naturally rebound.
Step 3: During your rebound, bounce through your toes and keep your body tight. Then keep practicing. You won’t get it on your first try.
Here are some drills to help if you just can’t get one:
I went to Red Mountain Open Space in Wyoming to go on a hike. It was super fun but it was really hot. The trail was fun with creek crossings, bridges, and stairs. I recommend it to anyone for it was a fairly easy trail and you can take a couple paths depending on how far you want to go. We hiked about four miles and it was so pretty. Here are some pictures.
This weekend, I went camping.
It was really fun and I had a blast.
One of my favorite parts were doing handstands/ cartwheels in the sand. It was kind of difficult because you sink into the sand and it is hard to balance but it was challenging which is good.
I also loved doing splits in the sand because you just slide right down. So, if you are ever in the sand try this. It is fun!
One of my favorite gymnasts is Aly Raisman. She inspires me a lot. Here she is on floor:
Her first skill is so difficult.
Here she is on bars:
Here she is on beam:
Lastly here she is on vault:
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A couple days ago I went to open gym with my friend. It was really fun and a great way to practice some skills.
So, if you are wanting to learn something, try to find an open gym and go there. Practice new things and have fun! Just don’t try things that might hurt you, if you haven’t done them before.
Here are a couple of things that I did:
Front tuck off of trampoline and into Foam Pit
Handstand Flat backs
Back Hip Circles
Handstands and Cartwheels on beam
Round offs on floor
If you want to learn something before you go to open gym. Tell me in the comments below and I’ll help you.
A cartwheel is a very beginner skill. So if you want to learn it, here is how to:
Step 1: Start in a standing position with your dominant leg out in front, pointed.
Step 2: Kick your dominant leg and start to go into your cartwheel. Your hands should go on the same side as where your dominant leg is.
Step 3: Kick your feet over your head.
Step 3: Land in a lunge position with flat feet on the ground, arms by ears. And then finish.
…from yesterday’s gymnastics. I must of done at least 50 kips on bars and we practiced fly-aways. On vault I did Front Handsprings and more front handsprings and front tucks. It was really fun but I am definitely paying for it now. It didn’t help that we did conditioning but it works. So, here is your workout for the day that you can do at home:
Hollow hold: Arms by ears, hold for 20 sec
Superman: Go as high as you can and hold for 20 sec
Repeat this 4x
Next do 20 V-Ups- Always start and end in a Hollow hold position
Then get a mat or something slightly elevated off the ground and do:
2 rounds of push-ups going all the way around the mat
Then do a push-up on the mat take one hand down and do a push-up then take the other hand down and do a push-up and then put one hand up, do a pushup, put the other hand up and do a push-up. This counts as one round. Do this 5x.
Then your finished. Congratulations!