Backward Roll

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.1

In this video, Carl takes you to the next step beyond Backward Roll and demonstrates the progression for the Back Extension Roll, using the Back Extension Roll to Push Up position.

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.2

In this video, Carl revisits the Back Extension Roll progression by first breaking down and practicing the Candle Stick Roll and the Backward Roll as components of the full Back Extension Roll.

Back Extension Roll Progression Pt.3

In this video, Carl continues with the Back Extension Roll progression by working on using the hips to direct and drive the kick out to full extension into a Handstand from the Backward Roll.

Backward Roll

  • Start in a support position
  • Lean back as you lift your toes up in front of you
  • Start bending the arm and addressing the false grip on the rings
  • Maintain body in a hollow body position with rings as close as possible to your chest
  • Allow your head to travel under your hips
  • When toes pass vertical kick back and up in a 45 degree angle
  • Extend the body and do a defecit push up on the rings that should send you back up to support

Backward Roll on Rings Progression

In this progression Carl breaks down the Backward Roll movement on the rings from the support position, and how to use elements from the Dip and L-Sit along with a band to scale.

Backward Roll Progression Pt.1

Learn how to do the Backward Roll with this progression video, using what we've learned from the Candlestick Roll with Hands Down.

Backward Roll Progression Pt.2

Watch this Backward Roll progression to see how to use a wedge/cheese mat for assistance, and another cameo of part of the Handstand Push Up!

Backward Roll Progression Pt.3

Watch this Backward Roll progression to see how to stay tucked and under control through the movement.

Backward Roll Progression Pt.4

In this progression, Coach Carl revisits the Backward Roll again and adds other variations to challenge your positions, mobility, and strength to work on speed, skill, and skill transfer.

Bent Arm Back Extension Roll to Push Up Position

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