How to Do a Somersault





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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2010

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Get rolling by learning this easy-to-learn and fun trick.

Step 1: Bend knees
Bend your knees and get into a squatting position.

Step 2: Place palms on floor
Place your palms on the floor with your elbows slightly bent.

Step 3: Tuck your head in
Tuck your head in as you straighten your legs, pushing your bottom into the air, and roll the back of your head onto a soft, flat surface. Do not put the top of your head on the floor.

Keep your chin tucked into your chest and your back rounded.

Step 4: Push with your legs
Straighten your legs as you softly push your bottom over your head.

Step 5: Stand up
Lean forward and reach your hands out as you push your legs straight and finish the somersault and land in a standing position.

Did You Know?
In 1984, Mary Lou Retton became the first American to win an Olympic all-around gold medal in gymnastics.


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