To perform a back extension roll in gymnastics, you should begin with your hands turned in and keep your elbows straight. Do a back extension roll with help from a gymnastics coach in this free video on beginning gymnastics.
Hi, my name is Andrea, and I'm going to demonstrate a back extension roll for beginning gymnastics with Gabby. The materials you will need are a floor and a wide open space. You begin with your hands turned in, your fingers turned in toward each other. Your elbow should stay straight. So, the back of your hand where your pinkie is should hit the ground first in doing a back extension roll. You bend your knees and roll back. Your toes shoot right up toward the ceiling and your elbow stay straight. You hit the handstand and then lever out into a lunge. Gabby is going to demonstrate this again a little bit faster. Notice how her hands were turned in toward each other during the back extension roll. If this is too difficult for a beginning gymnast, you don't have to go right to handstand in the beginning. You can shoot to a front support. Paige is going to help me demonstrate a back extension roll that goes to a front support for gymnasts that cannot yet go to the handstand. "Go ahead." What's important is that, "Tight tummy", your fingers are turned in toward each other. My name is Andrea, and Paige and Gabby have just helped me demonstrate a back extension roll for beginning gymnastics.
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