Gymnastics positions for beginners include the lunge and front support. Learn beginning gymnastics positions with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on gymnastics.
Hi, I'm Andrea Pratt and this is USA Gymnastics World. I'm here with Ellie, who is going to help me demonstrate some beginner gymnastics positions. The materials you will need are a floor and a wide open space. An important position for any gymnastics is called the lunge. You begin with one foot out front, your foot does not want to be turned in at all. It can be pointing forward or slightly turned out. Keep your front leg bent and your back leg straight. Your back foot should be slightly turned out. Keep your back tight. You don't want an extreme arch and you don't want to be leaning forward either. You want to keep your tummy tight, your arms should try to be behind your ears and hands turned out. Another position is called front support. You want to keep your back really tight. You don't want an extreme sag and you don't want it too high either. You want to keep it nice and tight and flat, squeeze your bum cheeks and your tummy and on your toes, you want your shoulders right on top of your hands. Ellie has just demonstrated for us a lunge and a front support which are two important positions for beginner gymnasts.