Are chest stands dangerous?
Disclaimer: Chest stands are an advanced move, and you should not try it for the first time without guidance from a trained coach. They can be dangerous, and lead to blackouts and fainting if not done correctly. A lot of the time, people feel like their neck is going to break when they do specific chest stand drills.
Can anyone do a cartwheel?
You can learn a cartwheel in one day, but you will first need to start with a baby cartwheel and then work on perfecting it. In the cartwheel below the gymnast kicks around the side and does a baby cartwheel. You can have your gymnast do a cartwheel on both sides and see which side is easier and more natural.
How do you become flexible?
The best stretches to become more flexible
- Start and end each day with static stretches. Static stretches allow for deep, isolated stretching.
- Perform dynamic stretches before and after you exercise. Dynamic stretches improve mobility.
- Mash your muscles a few times each week.
- Practice rotational movements.