A back extension roll is an important skill progression. The motion of lifting your body with your shoulders extended is very similar to when you learn how to do a giant on the bars. Whilst mastering the overall movement of a back extension roll can be quite daunting, our friends at Beats Per Minute Performing Arts show us some progressive drills that can assist and help a gymnast build confidence to be able to do these back extension rolls with ease.
The drills included in the video are as follows:
- Rock and roll to tuck and candle with hands and push
- Backwards roll
- Push-ups for strength
- Backwards roll to plank
- Backwards roll to needle
- Elevated headstand to handstand against a wall for strength
What drills have YOU incorporated into your training? Let us know in the comments below!