Gymnastic Back Roll
In this lesson you will learn how to do a gymnastic back roll. This instruction is for the most basic variation of the back roll, the back roll with bent elbows and bent knees. After learning this, you can try the back roll with extended arms, the back roll with extended legs and then the back roll to handstand. This is the first time you are moving backwards. For subsequent instructions (for example the gymnastic back handspring instruction), it is important that you learn to roll back straight and plant your hands synchronously. The back roll is a very easy, but essential gymnastics skill and should be part of your warm-up routine. Find more gymnastics drills at artistic gymnastics main.