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Everything you need to know
to unlock the cartwheel

Find out all tips and tricks to learn it the most efficient way

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Prerequisites

  • Coordination: Knowing how to do the 2 -step. The 2 step is a circling motion on all 4 limbs. 

  • Downward dog: The DD stretches the backside of your legs and mimics a bit the starting and ending position of the cartwheel. Getting comfortable here is helpful. 

  • Squat: As a regression you gonna do squat spins. Being able to squat is a foundation.

What you should be able to do

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Warm up

These body parts need to get ready

  • Wrists make sure to stretch and strengthen them.

  • Legs warm up the hamstrings by stretching and engaging them. DD and pancake positions are a good warm up.

  • Upper body sidebends help warming up your torso to get ready to cartwheel with ease. 

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Mistakes

Things to avoid

There are 4 main mistakes people do while trying to cartwheel:

  • bending the legs, keep them straight

  • not staying in center line with shoulders and hips

  • not staying on line on the floor

  • not going one limb at a time (durations of limb moves) 

If you correct these 4 common mistakes, I guarantee you take a major step towards performing a clean cartwheel.

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Just starting?

The Cartwheel is a great way to start a movement practice and learning acrobatics. It will open doors for:
  • inversions
  • dynamic moves
  • acrobatic basics
It's safe to practice and doesn't require any prior knowledge.

Level of difficulty in the acrobatic world: beginner
Cartwheel is you first step!
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Progressions

The key to unlock moves:
small steps

To master a new moves especially as a beginner you need to break things down into small single projects.

Also you can focus on regressions and using equipment to make it easier to learn. 

A regression of the cartwheel is the squat spin.

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