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It's beautiful outside -- up for a game or two?
You Will Need
- Soft surface
- Upper-body strength
Find a safe area
Choose a large area with a soft surface, such as an area with a mat, a padded carpet, or soft grass to practice your cartwheel.
Extend your arms
Extend your arms straight above your head.
Position your feet
Point your leading foot in the direction you will move and point your back foot slightly outward for balance. Bend your leading knee in a slight lunge.
Focus on your first landing
Focus your sight on the ground where you will place your hands.
Start your turn
Reach outward and down with your leading arm, kicking your back leg up. Put a powerful thrust behind the turn.
Lock your elbows
Lock your elbows when as land on your hands or else you will likely fall.
Bring your second hand quickly to the ground while simultaneously swinging your back leg up and over your body.
Practice good posture
Keep your back straight, your toes pointed, and your legs straight and spread apart as you move through the cartwheel.
Do a handstand
Do a brief handstand and then continue the rotation until both feet are back on the ground. Keep practicing until you get it right.