Tumbling Moves in Gymnastics : How to Do a Cartwheel

Tumbling Moves in Gymnastics : How to Do a Cartwheel


In this next part we’re going to be talking
about cart wheels and round offs. They are really the most basic part to tumbling and
yet sometimes over looked but it really is the foundation of real good tumbling. If you
have a real good cart wheel and real good round off you’re going to have real good long
powerful tumbling. One of the best ways to practice a cart wheel is by practicing them
on a line because ultimately your hands are going to want to go down sideways on a line,
you’re going to want to land your feet on a straight line. So if you want to just practice
going here, reaching up, hands on the line, feet on the line. That’s a real good way to
practice it. Another good way to practice that is by getting more power is by doing
it over an elevated mat. Over here we have mat over here that we’re going to do a cart
wheel over. So we’re going to put our one foot right here on the bottom part, reach
up, we’re going to put our hands down in that same line, that same motion and kick over
the top. We’ll do that again, and go a little bit faster this time so you’re going to reach
and kick. The next part, we can actually take this mat, fold it up, it’s going to give us
a little bit of an elevated surface to do it off of so we can stand up here, reach up,
put our hands down again in that same line and land on the ground. Reach down, and land
on the ground.

47 thoughts on “Tumbling Moves in Gymnastics : How to Do a Cartwheel

  1. So, I take it the key is hand placement (and twisting the torso). I'm hoping that that will help me get my legs higher.

  2. im 16 can front flip, sideflip, wallspin, 180 frontflip, Backflip (check my video's)

    But i cant freaking cart wheel

  3. Some days i can do it.. then other days i cant.. i usually become to chicken when i start a cartwheel.. cos ur going face down.. its really weird..

  4. this was cartweel, round-off looks a bit different 🙂 Round-off is when you land on both feet at once 🙂

  5. sorry!!!guyz you will find a bloody body in your closet hanging there haunting you and your family and if you want to stop it just send this to 6 other videos in 3o min or this will happen good luck guys

  6. im so sorryz guyz will find a bloody body in your closet hanging there haunting you and will kill you and ur family and if u want to stop this just sends this to 6 videos in 30 mins or this will happen good luck!!

  7. I dont think weight is that much of an issue… just give it a try. There are some "fat" people that perform an aerial for example ( cartwheel without using hands ) Im pretty sure you can do it. Just stick to it

  8. no..its about the power n muscles..but if ur heavy weighted..u need to have more muscles,of course..

  9. im so sorryz guyz will find a bloody body in your closet hanging there haunting you and will kill you and ur family and if u want to stop this just sends this to 6 videos in 30 mins or this will happen good luck!!

  10. His cartwheels are ok. He has the motion of going over but his execution could be improved. His knees are bent and he doesn't "split" his legs when he is going over.

    Meh. 7/10

  11. @coolsunglasses101 if ur school has a wrestling team, or if you have a local highschool that has a wrestling team, find out when open mats are, and try doing it there

  12. I'm trying out for cheer and I have to do a kart wheel round off herkie right an left herdler and the splits!!!!!:( so if you have any pointers or tips for me please comment!!!!!!!!!:)

  13. @2205whale
    just try your best and work on them by like trying and looking at videos p.s. when i joined the cheerleading team i had no clue how to do a cartwheel so i kept learning and during summer break i got my cartwheel

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