Everything you need to know
to unlock the cartwheel
Find out all tips and tricks to learn it the most efficient way
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
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.
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.
The Cartwheel is a great way to start a movement practice and learning acrobatics. It will open doors for:
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!
The key to unlock moves:
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.