Gymnastics Skill of the Month: Front Support

When you think of gymnastics, handstands, cartwheels, and floor routines come in to mind immediately. These skills are formed by building up foundational holds and strengthening certain muscle groups.  

What is a Front Support? 

Front Support is a foundational static hold that aids in building strength in beginners. It is a static hold that helps you compress your arm muscles before locking them in to create the desired movement.  

Benefits of a Front Support 

Practising your front support shape and hold can help increase strength in your upper body. Building this strength will aid in performing more advanced movements and level up in your gymnastics classes!  

How to Front Support: 
  1. Stack shoulders above hand 
  1. Maintain a straight line from the shoulders to the heels 
  1. Squeeze stomach and bottom 

Front Support is a basic hold that can be practiced even at home! This hold will develop your shoulder, chest and arm muscles to perform more movements! 

Other movements that utilise a Front Support hold include: 
  • Handstands 
  • Pommel Horse Routines 
  • Lateral Bar Routines 
  • Rings 
  • Handsprings 
  • Roundoffs 

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