For the yurchenko half-on the shoulders are moved from a blocking position in front of the feet to slightly behind the feet. The gymnast is performing an early twist and a quick half turn to get a good amount of air off the table. The gymnast contacts the table with the hands ahead of the shoulders. Grabbing the shins is the best way to speed up the rotation. Watch a few yurchenko halfs at regular video speed.
Yurchenko Half on Front Pike
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