The gymnast should begin in support on the parallel bars. Next, they should perform a back swing and bend their arms in order to bail into the upper arm support position. The arms should be bent roughly 90 degrees. In the first phase of this skill the body should be straight. Following this is a front swing in the upper-arm position. The gymnast should perform a slight kick in the bottom. Their body should go from being slightly arched to slightly hollow. The kick is combined with pushing on the bars from the arms. In the last phase of the front swing the gymnast’s arms should be fully extended while the body is in a hollow position. The skill finishes in the rear support position ready for the backswing.
In upper arm support, the gymnast’s arms should be bent around 90 degrees. The
technique in the front swing starts at the highest point in the back swing. At
this point the gymnast’s body should be in a hollow position. Their body should
arch slightly at the very bottom of the swing and perform a snap down. On the
way up to the highest point of the front swing, the gymnast should maintain a
hollow position. From the top of the front swing, the technique for the
backswing begins. The gymnast’s body should be extended until the very bottom.
Following this should be a kick from the heels while the body transforms into a
The starting position is support on the parallel bars. The gymnast should hold a straight body and bend their arms as much as they possibly can. More than 90 degrees is preferred. Finish the skill by straightening the arms and returning to the support position. The gymnast should avoid arching and kicking with their legs.
A coach can assist the gymnast with their front uprise through spotting. The coach should place one hand on the upper back of the gymnast and/or one hand on their legs. Gradually decrease the amount of spotting as the gymnast gets comfortable with the skill.
Integral part of gymnastics coaching process are skill drills. They help gymnasts to learn easier and technically correct. With GYM DRILL PRO you will find variety of ideas for the most the basic gymnastics skills. There are plenty of images with skill drill progressions. It is intended to support explicitly the qualified coaches in their daily coaching business. DO NOT practice without the guidance of proper professionals.