Front handspring

The complete training on the front handspring on floor
6 videos to learn to teach this basic move, which is essential in gymnastics

Video 1: Overview of the training on the front handspring on floor

Video 2: Technical analysis

  • Introduction
  • Analysis of the front handspring from standing position
  • Connection between the hurdle and forward lunge
  • Shifting the weight between the back leg and the supporting leg of the forward lunge
  • Shifting the weight between the front leg and the hand contact
  • Impact phase and arm push-off on the floor
  • Flight phase
  • Landing phase
  • Analysis of the front handspring from a run—comparison with starting from the standing position

Video 3: Prerequisites

  • Prerequisite No 1
  • Prerequisite No 2
  • Prerequisite No 3
  • Prerequisite No 4
  • Prerequisite No 5

Video 4: Specific Physical Preparation

  • Introduction
  • Strengthening the lean of the forward lunge
  • Strengthening the opening of the back leg
  • Strengthening the push on the front leg
  • Strengthening the lifting of the front leg
  • Focus on a strengthening exercise for the front handspring as a whole
  • Strengthening the arm push-off

Video 5: Pedagogical analysis - 32 drills for teaching the front handspring

  • Step 1 : Rebound on the hands
  • Step 2 : Rebound and opening the shoulders
  • Step 3 : Rebound and opening the shoulders and body
  • Step 4 : Increasing the force of the actions
  • Step 5 : First feelings of rotation
  • Step 6 : Rebound and horizontal movement
  • Step 7 : Exercises to simulate a rebound for a front handspring
  • Step 8 : Getting familiar with the skill as a whole
  • Step 9 : Exercises to improve understanding of the final phase of the front handspring
  • Step 10 : The first front handsprings with equipment
  • Step 11 : Adding on and progression with a hard landing

Video 6: Spotting

  • Introduction
  • Spotting the front handspring with beginners
  • Spotting technique no. 2: usefulness and limitations
  • Conclusion

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Total duration :
49 minutes