A Forward Roll Pike Handstand helps the gymnast to straighten their shoulders. This motion can then be used for all modifications of a press to handstand. This drill is a modification of a forward roll and press to handstand. It begins with rolling forward, in squat position. The gymnast should then place their hands on the floor, push off the ground with their legs (feet) and raise them up to handstand. During the moment of the press, the angle of the shoulders should be completely straight. The legs are tight and together. The skill finishes in a handstand.
Place hands on the floor at the width of the shoulders. Legs are open in straddle, slightly wider than the position of the hands. The gymnast should be on their tippy toes and transfer their body weight onto the arms. When the feet take off from the ground, the legs should raise sideways and unite in a handstand. During the performance do not break the shoulder angle. The legs and arms should be tight. The head is slightly open, following the hands.
The drill starts in front support. The gymnast pushes back on the floor and raises their buttocks up until the shoulder angle is erased. Then lower back down to the starting position. During the performance the arms and legs are tight.
From a handstand, lower the legs and rebound off the floor. Then press to handstand. The angle of the shoulders should be extended. Repeat several time in a row.
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