Forward Roll Progression Pt.2


The Forward Roll is a basic element for gymnastics and acrobatics. This movement practices your ability to change orientation, completing a full rotation on the ground while holding a specific shape such as tuck, straddle, and pike positions.

In this video, Coach Carl demonstrates how to perform a forward roll in a straddle position.  This variation demands more flexibility and strength of the athlete to hold the straddle shape of the legs and prevent the legs from bending, and using the right speed and momentum to come out of the roll back to standing.