This is an essential skill for a gymnast.It is a way to move the body quickly from a hang to a
is also a common stumbling block for new gymnasts, and often
times, this skill takes months to learn.To perform it properly, the gymnast must stretch the
swing as far forward as possible before bringing the toes up to
the bar (Pike).Once the body begins to swing backward, a combination of
shoulder, abdominal, and arm muscles are used, to force the bar
downward, and allow the body to rise to a support position.