also known as a front somersault, or a “front flip,” is used
most often in the floor exercise.From a run or other forward moving element, the gymnast
springs forward-upward, in a stretched position.As the body begins to rotate forward, the gymnast tucks
the knees, and the result is accelerated rotation.The body flips forward, and the legs and hips straighten
to arrive at the ground.The most common mistake when executing a Front Tuck is to
throw the head down toward the ground.Instead, be sure to force the body upward, with a neutral
head, and a strong “punch” on the floor.