Initially, gymnasts often perform whips instead of layouts and too many coaches either don’t teach whips early enough or worse, don’t teach them at all.
For many gymnasts, coaches and gyms, double somersaults are a line in the sand, that many are unable to cross. Much of the problem is mental.
Photo animation of McKayla Maroney doing 3 & 1/2 Twist opening tumbling pass on floor.
Video photo animations of Mattie Larson doing a double Arabian and a triple twist.
Russian Front: A Russian front somersault is a forward somersault, done with a specific straight arm circling lift. The timing of the arm circle lifting action is sometimes difficult for young gymnasts to understand and master. The arms circle upward, forward, downward and back to a locked out position in the back, that creates substantial […]
Here is some very specific advice on coaching twisting and one method of learning to spot fulls.