A wheel is a visually impressive acrobatic trick in which a person performing it does a 360-degree rotation with his hands. Most often, it is learned to do in childhood, but in fact there is nothing so complicated in it that an adult could not master. That is why anyone who has such a desire can learn how to make a wheel.
How to do the wheel: gymnastics
Such a beautiful exercise, like an acrobatic wheel, not only looks spectacular, but also contributes to the development of several muscle groups simultaneously, which are involved in its implementation: the muscles of the arms, back (in particular, the lumbar region), shoulder joint. They contribute to obtaining a perfect graceful posture, as well as abdominal muscles and legs.
Having mastered such gymnastic exercise as a wheel, you can not only strengthen almost all the muscles of the body, make your posture perfect, but also perform an excellent training of your vestibular apparatus, which is responsible for coordinating human movements.
But first you need to know in advance if you can start this exercise. If you have problems with the vestibular apparatus, you often have dizziness or headaches, it is better to refrain from this trick and without consulting a qualified specialist to do it. If during the exercise you start to feel bad, it can lead at least to bruises, and even serious injuries.
It is better not to start training alone, it is worth inviting someone who can insure you and help you if you fall. This will help avoid bruises and sprains. Unfortunately, given the size of our modern housing, not every private house, let alone an apartment, can afford to perform this exercise. This requires a lot of space, which means that in a small room before the start of classes you will need to remove certain pieces of furniture and fragile small things, since mirrors, hanging chandeliers, tables made of glass.
In addition, if a person has not previously played sports, then for a start you should train your legs and arms for a few weeks. An ordinary push-up, pull-up or squat will do. After this preparation, the exercise will be much easier. It would not be superfluous to train your vestibular apparatus: you need to perform daily rotations around you. You can start with 3-10 rotations, paying attention to your well-being. If you start to feel dizzy, then the activities should stop. With each subsequent workout the number of turns should be added.
The right technique wheel
Before doing this trick, you need to prepare yourself and the place. The latter should be spacious, without unnecessary items. An excellent option would be a gym, there are just mats.
Clothing should not hamper movements or, on the contrary, be too spacious. Perfectly suitable for short elastic shorts, sleeves and a fitted T-shirt or top, also made of elastic material that will not roll up in the body position upside down. Shoes depend on the place of the exercise. If the floors are smooth, then it should be non-slip. Immediately before doing the exercises, you should do a warm-up and a set of some preparatory exercises.
Before you make a wheel, you should carefully familiarize yourself with the trick technique, then close your eyes and imagine exactly how the body should move.
Still need to practice getting up on your hands. To do this, you need to run up and do it in such a way that the body is level (by the way, you can start with exercises near the wall). If you manage to do this without difficulty, then it is unlikely that difficulties will arise with the performance of the wheel itself. So, how to perform a gymnastic wheel:
- To begin with, you should get up straight and walk a little forward to accelerate;
- Now you need to lower one hand towards the floor, but the other way around is to raise it up as far as possible, making a swing;
- With the hand on which the support is made, it is necessary to push off from the floor, and put the 2nd one on the same line, with 1 leg already raised;
- Then you should raise the 2nd leg - here you are already on your hands !;
- After you need to return to the original position, while putting on the floor, understood upward 2nd and tearing off from the floor arm, which was lowered 1st, after the 2nd, and then the 2nd leg.
Doing exercise, you need to keep straight (this applies to both limbs and body). Legs in a bent position will be much more difficult to throw. By changing the trajectory of the whole body, they can provoke a fall to the side, and a slanting body will greatly reduce the strength of the arms. You also need to be prepared for the fact that from the 1st time it may not work out at all. The main thing here is to hone movements, that is, to more and more often perform this trick. After that, you can already perform the wheel on the reflex level as a single movement.
To do such a gymnastic exercise as a wheel is not at all difficult, as it seems at first glance. Especially since after several workouts you will do it automatically. The most important thing here is handstand. If you learn to do it, then the wheel will be given to you without much effort!