Gymnastics How-To: Forward Roll

Mastering the fundamentals of gymnastics is key for progressing to more advanced skills. Learn step-by-step how to successfully perform a forward roll.


Step 1: Stand nice and tall with arms next to ears.

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Step 2: Put hands down on the ground while trying to keep legs as straight as possible. Just before the roll, tuck chin to chest.

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Step 3: As the roll begins, the chin stays tucked and the back is rounded. Momentum will carry you through the roll.

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Step 4: Finishing the roll, we get feet underneath our body and begin to stand without using hands as help.

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Step 5: Finish by standing tall with arms next to ears. Ta Da!

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