HOW TO LEARN AND TEACH A FORWARD ROLL ON PARALLEL BARS – Gymnastics Tutorial 4K

HOW TO LEARN AND TEACH A FORWARD ROLL ON PARALLEL BARS – Gymnastics Tutorial 4K


Hey guys I’m Carl and today I want to go over a few steps on how I teach a forward roll between the bars on parallel bars So let’s get started. (swipe sound effect) First it would be good if you could do a nice forward roll on the floor keeping your head ducked and your back nice and rounded A good drill to start off with is some parallettes on floor with a mat over the end so you don’t accidentally hit them And when you do your forward roll between these bars you want to make sure that your elbows go out to the side so the bar rolls around your arm otherwise you may fall through the bars when you take it up high. Before we take it over to the parallel bars first I want to go over what the width setting might be for you.  It’s usually shoulder width and a good way to measure is going from your elbow to your fingers plus two fingers So this is a good width setting for me. Next you can put some panel mats over the bars to make the bars softer and also it would be less scary You’re going to start off with your hands on the bar and your feet on the bar And as you roll just make sure that your arms go out to the side and the bar rolls around your arm. And in the beginning you can also straddle so your legs can hit the bar too. After you get comfortable doing it straddled a few times you can try keeping your legs together But since these bars are kind of low I’m going to keep my legs bent and tucked so at the end of the roll I don’t hit my feet on the ground so hard. When you’re ready you can try it on the bars without the mats on them And I will say that this skill will always be a little uncomfortable on your under arm So if you want you can wear a sweatshirt or a long sleeve shirt to make it a little easier in the beginning. And the last step would be doing them on the higher parallel bars but it might be a good idea first to get comfortable hanging in an upper arm hang and also doing some swings in an upper arm hang And when you swing or hang in an upper arm hang you want your arm bent at a 90 degree angle your thumb is going to go around the bar and the bar is also going to be on your bicep And when you’re ready to take your forward roll to a higher parallel bars You can start off just like we did on the lower parallel bars with your feet up on the bar and you can roll tucked but since the bars are higher and you don’t have to worry about your feet hitting you want to try and keep your legs straight so you can swing through the bottom. And then you can do your forward roll without starting with your feet on the bar whether you’re in a support or doing it from swing. So that’s it for today’s video If you guys like this video please hit that like button and also feel free to subscribe if you’re not already And if you have any video requests that you would like me to do please leave them in the comment section down below and I’ll see you guys in the next video.

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