How to Do a Front Tuck

The front tuck is the basic gymnastic movement, which requires a lot of leg and abdominal strength. This move is also known as a “front flip”. It is a simple trick by nature. Though this move is very exciting, care should be taken to do it correctly. This move has nothing to do with martial arts; however it can be associated to diving and gymnastics. You will be happy to know that this move can be performed by anybody with enough practice and dedication.

A front tuck is an aerial skill performed in a tucked body position. This move is harder than the back tuck, as you are unable to see where you are going to land up. Therefore, you need awareness to get a good front flip going. Here, we provide you few steps on how to do a front tuck in a proper way.

How to do a front tuck

  • First of all, you need to look out for a large grassy patch or few mats, if you are trying the move for the first time
  • You need to stretch before you begin the gymnastic move. To begin with the front tuck you need to warm up running for about 10 seconds. Take few steps, hop forward and leap forward by fully elongating your body. This is the well-organized way to reach highest vertical leap.
  • Place your feet close together and strongly push your body up and forward from your feet
  • Raise your arms above your head, slightly bent but ready to shoot forward. Keep your arms up during the time you are going up. Look up on a slight angle.
  • Bend your knees and tuck it close to your body, which causes you to accelerate in your rotating movement
  • As you feel your head returning to the upright position , broaden your legs out and prepare yourself  to  absorb the shock of touching the ground
  • Once your feet is about  to touch the floor, keep your feet together and your knees slightly bent so as to soften the landing
  • Finally, you complete your first front tuck. You can keep practicing and become perfect in front flip


  • Take care that you avoid tucking your legs right away as this stops your upward movement and you may not rise high above to complete the full spin
  • When you try this flip for the first time it is recommended to perform it on soft surface, in order to avoid the injury
  • The most essential factor is the confidence, without which you will be unable to succeed.

Front tuck is very exciting and easy, however, it is important to be cautious while doing it, or else you may injure yourself .Follow the above mentioned tips in order to enjoy this dramatic move in a safe manner.

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