Gymnastics Skill of the Month: Dish

Dish is a key hold to be able to successfully perform many gymnastics skills including handstands and back handsprings. A dish hold helps train body tension as well as overall strength.

How to Perform Dish:
  1. Start arms at legs, beside knees
  2. Round your shoulders – look at toes
  3. Lift toes off floor
  4. Rounded back

If this is too easy for you, check out the progressions of a dish hold below and level up your gymnastics skills!

Dish Progressions
  • Progress with raising arms to ears (pictured below)
  • Add in dish rocks 
  • Try an upside down dish/long front support 
  • Try a tuck hold to dish