This skill begins with a back swing. From the highest point of the front swing, the gymnast swings down with an extended shoulder angle and bent legs. The younger gymnasts who are still not too tall can perform the swing with tight legs. At the lower position in the swing, the athlete performs a strong kick from the heels. The body becomes slightly arched. The highest point of the backswing should be at the level of the bars or above them. The gymnast opens the bent arms sideways and places them onto the bars. The gymnast should have a strong grip on the bar and avoid sliding backward as they perform this skill. The skill finishes in the highest point of the upper arm support back swing.
The long swing on parallel bars is similar to the swing on high bar. When the gymnast is younger and not too tall, the swings could be performed with tight legs. But in general, the swings are performed with bent knees.The skill starts at the highest point of the backswing. The gymnast should be in a hollow body position with their head neutral. At the bottom of the swing, the gymnast should arch slightly, making a whip. The difference between the high bar and parallel bars swing is that the gymnast performs the final kick with the knees. After the tap, the gymnast’s body should continue in a hollow until the top of the swing. After this, follows the back swing. Until the bottom of the back swing the body should be exactly tight. After the suspension, the gymnast should begin to hollow and become slightly piked while they shift their wrists. This prevents them from slipping off while regrasping. The back swing finishes at the very top of the move in a hollow position.
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.
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