View Full Version : Handstand & Cartwheel Progressions

Pavel Saenz
06-07-2007, 07:00 AM
Need to teach my daugther these movements, she is 12 years old and has trouble get in them at school. I know how to do them, but not how to teach them:confused:
Any help appreciated.

Derek Simonds
06-07-2007, 07:33 AM
The first suggestion would be to get her into a beginners gymnastics class after school, if that isn't an option here is a great website that has tons of info. Roger Harrell is the man behind the website and he is part of the xFit community.


This page takes you right to the floor exercises and you can click on cartwheel or handstand.


Jim Bathurst from Beast Skills was in the latest Performance Menu and he has a great tutorial about headstands and handstands.


Robb Wolf
06-07-2007, 09:25 AM
Ido was supposed to do a Capoeira cartwheel progression for us...I like that style of cartwheel as variety and an alternative to the gymnastics style...keep your eyes peeled for that in an upcoming PM.

Scotty Hagnas
06-07-2007, 02:09 PM
Robb- you really need to twist Ido's arm a bit to finish those articles! Good stuff...

Scotty Hagnas
CrossFit Portland

Greg Everett
06-08-2007, 11:08 AM
yes, but i have a feeling that if you twist Ido's arm, he'll kick you in the face.

Robb Wolf
06-08-2007, 02:52 PM
Yea...with both feet while playing the birembau!