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Kiwi

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One of our compulsory levels has in the floor routine back extension roll into a blind change. Can someone please explain to me how the gymnast initiates the turn?
 

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One of our compulsory levels has in the floor routine back extension roll into a blind change. Can someone please explain to me how the gymnast initiates the turn?
We do those all the time (I think that's really good you have those in a compulsory routine, wish we did), but not exactly sure what you mean by 'initiates.' When you are upside down on your hands, the turn/twist is initiated with the feet, followed by the knees, then hips, etc. Most girls naturally try to initiate turns with their hips which is never a good idea! ;) Also, make sure that they shift their weight off of their moving hand before they begin. Hope that helps. :)
 
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One of our compulsory levels has in the floor routine back extension roll into a blind change. Can someone please explain to me how the gymnast initiates the turn?
same way you do it on a single bar. if you turn left, you push from the right shoulder and post on the left arm when the body is just before the complete handstand.
 
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