As a beginner gymnast, you will start doing a split leap requiring only a 90° split in the level 3 floor routine.
By the time you are a level 5 gymnast, you will need to be able to do a split leap with a 150° split on floor.
Starting as a level 6 gymnast, you will need to be able to do a leap, split or jump with a 180° split.
So needless to say, a split leap is a skill you should spend time learning how to do perfectly.
A split leap is an important skill in gymnastics, and one that you should master. A split leap is usually part of
the dance in both your floor and beam routines. I’m going to tell you some drills and exercises you can do to
help you learn a beautiful, perfect split leap.
1, Riding type – on the basis of forward bending. Breathe in, lift your head, breathe your knees, and move your left leg forward. The right foot is flat on the ground and the right tibia is perpendicular to the ground. Stretch your left leg backwards. Put your left leg as close to the ground as possible. Place your hands parallel to the ground on both sides of your right foot. – Exhale, stretch your left leg backwards, push your chest forward, stretch your back, and stretch your head and neck upwards.
2. Semi-divine Monkey Style – Prepare two yoga bricks or two thick hard books beforehand, kneel on the mat and prepare in Cat Style. – breathe in, move your right leg forward to the middle of your hands, move your arms back to the sides of your hips. – exhaling, placing the right heel on the ground and driving the right leg forward, extending to the right leg and hooking up the feet.
Attention: at this time, the right leg is easy to extend, so the heel of the right foot should be pushed hard. The left knee is perpendicular to the thigh at a 90 degree angle, and the toes should be opened as much as possible. – Exhale, pull back the extended right buttock, push forward the left buttock, ensure pelvic alignment, inhale, and extend the spine upward. – fold your body to your right leg, your eyes see your toes, and keep your breath for 3-5 times.
3. Simple Pigeon King Style 1 – Relax your body sitting straight on the ground, breathe deeply – stretch your right foot forward, lean forward naturally, and pay attention to the left foot needs to be bowed, not just flat on the floor. Hands also lean forward along the body, and place the right foot on both sides. – Press the bent right foot, point the toe, and stretch the left foot – press the whole body down, straighten the upper body, and place the hands close to the side of the body. If the body is less flexible, this step can be omitted.