This skill starts in upper arm support during the backswing. At the highest point of the backswing, the gymnast pushes down the bars and tighten the arms. The heels kick strongly backward. The body is slightly arched. The skill finishes in front support with the body around the horizontal and above.
The gymnast should begin in upper arm support with their arms bent around 90 degrees. The front swing technique begins at the highest point in the back swing in a hollow body position. The body should arch slightly, and snap down through the bottom of the swing. On the way up to the highest point in the front swing, the gymnast should maintain a hollow body. From the top of the front swing, the back swing technique begins. The gymnast’s body should be extended until the very bottom of the swing. Next, the gymnast should kick with their heels and create a slightly arched body position.
The strength skill should be made on the parallel bars or on the rings. When the gymnast gains enough tricep and chest strength, they should switch into upper arm (chicken) dips.
With one arm, the spotter pushes up on the chest of the gymnast, with the other arm, they should push on the legs. The assistance should gradually be reduced until the gymnast is performing the skill on their own.
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