Skill

Forward Roll Progression Pt.1

Learn more about the Forward Roll with this progression video. There's even a quick cameo of part of a Handstand Push Up in this exercise!

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.

Forward Roll Progression Pt.3

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 scale a forward straddle roll as you build up flexibility and strength. By using a stack of folded panel mats between the straddle, it becomes easier reach and push through the elevated ground to complete the roll back to standing.  If speed and momentum is the challenge, try rolling down a wedge block to add a little speed as an assistance to roll out at the bottom.

Forward Roll Progression Pt.4

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 continues with the Forward Roll progression to bring the feet closer and closer in with the Forward Straddle Roll until it becomes a Forward Pike Roll.  With the Forward Pike Roll, managing your speed and momentum is key to finishing the roll on your feet before trying to stand up out of it.

Forward Roll Straddle Up to Handstand

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Forward Roll to Inverted Hang

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Forward Roll Tuck Up to Handstand

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Front Tuck on Trampline Progression Pt.1

In this series, Coach Carl and special guests John and Eric of The Modern Gypsies will work through a number of aerial progressions on the fast track trampoline.

In this video, Carl continues to coach John and Eric build upon the basics and continue to learn the Front Tuck/Flip on the trampoline. The Gypsies start off by getting comfortable with hanging in the air by praticing a Dive Roll.

Front Tuck on Trampline Progression Pt.2

In this series, Coach Carl and special guests John and Eric of The Modern Gypsies will work through a number of aerial progressions on the fast track trampoline.

In this video, Carl works with John and Eric on rotating through the air to complete a front tuck by focusing on using the arms for direction and pulling while doing a quick Sit Up movement while at the peak of the jump.

Front Tuck on Trampline Progression Pt.3

In this series, Coach Carl and special guests John and Eric of The Modern Gypsies will work through a number of aerial progressions on the fast track trampoline.

In this video, Carl works with John and Eric to spot and land a full front tuck by pulling away the big mat.

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