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Tom Nguyen 11-07-2007 07:20 PM

Backwards roll to support
Steve, Roger, any other gymnastic guru:

Any tips on doing the backwards roll to support? Looks so easy watching it but i get stuck mid way - how is the wrist/ring suppose to rotate?

Steven Low 11-07-2007 09:27 PM

Re: Backwards roll to support
Rings are supposed to be turned out.. so upside down it's like you're doing a curl. Make sure to grab some momentum because that generally helps a lot and you CANNOT let your hands move behind your torso or you're screwed (especially if you hold on and pop your shoulder). Basically keep your hands in front of you and turned out like a curl isometic at your waist.

Roger Harrell 11-08-2007 12:34 AM

Re: Backwards roll to support
Drive your feet way over the rings on the initiation, then pull the rings "up" (toward your chest) hard as your COG shifts over the rings then push like crazy and stabilize the support. Get a spotter to help you through a bunch of these until you get the feel. And yeah if the rings get behind you game over, unless you are really, really strong. Back lever to cross anyone?

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