Front Walkover Help

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  1. cpersichilli

    cpersichilli When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I'm trying to get my front walkover and I've been practicing it running, I understand the concept of what my body is supposed to do, but I can't manage to get my first foot to land close enough to my hands so I can stand up. Any tips?


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  2. WinstonsGirl

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    I would check and work on your shoulder flexibility. If your feet are landing pretty far in your handstand to limber, a lack of shoulder flexibility would be my first guess
     
  3. cpersichilli

    cpersichilli When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    What are some stretches for your shoulders? I've tried rocking back over my shoulders while im in a bridge, but it doesnt seem to be helping.
     
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    cheer25mom Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Cp struggles with this too, some things that helped her:

    Bridge facing the wall. Push your shoulders forward so that your armpits touch the wall. Lengthen the amount of time you can hold it. Most of what CP does are partner stretches. Seal stretch with arm up, partner grabs below elbow and pulls back. Cross arms behind the head and do the same. Her coach drapes her over his back to stretch them every private.


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    One of the best stretches I know for shoulder flexibility is to do a bridge and then put your feet together and push your legs straight (so you're pushing over your shoulders). Also, can you stand up from a bridge? If you can't, it will be harder to get the front walkover. I'd work on that by doing a bridge by a wall and walking your hands up the wall to stand up. Make sure you're pushing your pelvis forward and using your thigh muscles.

    Also, (and this is oven overlooked, but really makes a difference) are you pulling your head up? You want your head to be the very last thing to come up out of a bridge or FWO. If you pull your head up too fast, you are changing the whole curve of your spine and you will be working much harder to stand up. You should keep your head back and come up in this order - pelvis, chest, chin then straighten your head. It also looks so much nicer. I hate seeing people pull their heads up first, it looks so sloppy (from a gymnastics background, where form is stressed so much)
     
  6. cpersichilli

    cpersichilli When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Thank you for the help! I'll definitely try these out when I tumble tonight


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    Make sure you keep your second leg straight out in front of you as you stand up. It will help pull you up if that makes sense. That's what a coach told my cp when she learned it and it helped her. Can you do it going down a cheese mat?
     
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    cpersichilli When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    thanks! Unfortunately I dont have access to anything beside a panel mat, im hoping things start to click soon, I really wanna get this haha
     
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    Then maybe fold up the mat and try the FWO on the mat and landing on the floor. Good luck!