Beginner Backward Roll Safety Concerns

Gymnastics Zone posted the best summary of this issue I’ve seen:

Beginner Backward Roll Safety Concerns

Bottom line, … do backward roll activities very, very cautiously. The younger the children, the bigger their heads relative to the rest of the body.

back-roll-spot

If they need spot, they are not ready for backward roll.

I’ve even seen Adult Recreation gymnasts sore after doing backward roll on a hard, flat surface. 😦

It’s a tricky skill.

Downhill is far safer.

Back-Roll-Hill

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