From suspension, the gymnast performs a chin-up. Next, they raise the legs over the bar and place their hips onto the rail. Legs continue to rotate down, the gymnast shifts their wrists, and raises their body until they reach support. At the last part of the skill, the arms should get tight. Essential skills for the pullover are chin-ups, leg-lifts, and shifting of the wrists.
The chin-up is a very common strength skill in the early years of a gymnast’s growth. The skill starts from suspension. Without any swing, the gymnast bends their arms and raises their body. The skill finishes when the chin lifts over the bar. During the move, the body is in a hollow position. Then extend the arms, and return to the starting position. Repeat it several times.
Leg lifts can be done on the wall bar or on the higher bar. The gymnast lifts up their tight legs, increasing the angle of the hips. The skill finishes when pointed toes touch the rail. Then lower the legs slowly to return to the starting position. Repeat several times.
In order to get familiar with the pullover, the coach should assist the gymnast while they perform the skill. As the gymnast improves, the coach should help less and less.
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