Working with bars in gymnastics is very much impressive. There is hanging, swinging and an amazing mill circle. The mill circle or stride circle is a basic skill that is usually performed on uneven bars or high bars. Getting involved with mill circling will not just help in maintaining control in the body but will also give enough momentum to create a sleek rotation. This exercise can also help gymnast progress to more challenging routines.
There are certain skills a beginner gymnast cannot handle. A mill circle is a bit challenging trick but learning this can make you a winner. Here is how to do it.
Step #1: Mount on top of the bar. As you create the stride position, split your legs while getting your front or leading leg placed over the bar. Make sure to set your back leg behind the bar. Step #2: Hold the bar tightly with your hands together with the outside of your legs. This step comes with an underhand grip meaning you need to face your palms towards the bar.
Step #3: Get your arms straight. Point your toes. Your back should be straight. Up your chest and head. Make your hips square to the bar.
Step #4: Lift your leading leg until it becomes parallel to the floor. Have your back leg vertical to the floor while allowing the top of your thigh to touch the bar. Step #5: Get your legs to a 90-degree angle. Lift your body up the bar. This will help generate the needed speed to create a circle. The distance of your body and the bar should be maintained as you about to create a circle.
Step #6: Begin to create a circle. Lean the upper part of your body forward. This will help build up momentum and speed as you need to avoid dropping your front leg but rather extend it as if you are taking a big step forward.
Step #7: Since you have built up your momentum, now is the time to main it. Do a complete upside-down by keeping your body throughout. Then create a 45-degree angle with your legs quickly. Step #8: If you are in three-quarters of your way around the bar, switch your wrists toward the end of the circle. This brings you back to the vertical position you do right from the very start.