Hey i was wondering if ne one on A2A was a gyminist because i was wondering if they could help me find away to be able to do back hand springs,handstands(without a wall),flips,and forward hand springs? i can do cartwheels and handstands with a wall :grin:
Is ne one out there a gyminsit?
I used to be, but I could never do the backwards stuff. Everything else I was great at, but that, I just couldn't do. It all really has to do with strength in your arms and balance. As far as handstands, start by doing headstands. It works on your balance w/out putting to much weight on your arms, and just work your way up. Doing handstands against a wall is good though, becuz your arms get some pressure that way. Once you get your balance and upper body strentgh, try doing back bends, also a crucial part of the flip process. Start slow and try a front walk over, where you end up in a back bend. If you can't come up, so what, just hold the back bend and then sit, eventually you'll get to the point where you will be able to do it smoothley (spl). As far as handspings, the easiest way I found to start is to run into it. find a straight area, run, and flip, but practice the other stuff first to get your body used to the movement. The backwards stuff, I can't help you with. I was always afraid I'd land on my head and break my neck, I did used to practice off trees though. Do a backbend w/ your feet by the tree, kinda walk up it and push. Hope I helped.
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The best way to learn these is to find a qualified instructor at your gym to give you a private lesson. However, I can give you some basic drills that will be safe for home use. Do not try your back handspring by yourself until you have been cleared by an instructor.
1- Handstand Snap Downs; On an elevated surface, kick up into a handstand, then snap your legs down quickly, pushing off of your hands so that when your feet hit the ground your hands are still straight and glued to your ears.
2- With your feet on a panel mat (or other elevated surface), push up into a bridge. Watching your hands, bring BOTH feet over at the same time... this is like a bridge kickover, but using both feet. You may need to push off of your legs a little in order to rotate them around. Make sure to land with both feet together, and arms next to your ears.
I will not give you any more on the back handspring. Keep practicing at gymnastics, and try to find a coach to give you a private lesson. PL's usually run from 25 to 45 dollars per hour, depending on your club's prices, the area in which you live, and the instructor who is teaching it. Handsprings are such a dangerous skill to learn by yourself, that I can not in good conscience tell you how to learn it on your own. That's what coaches are for. They can teach you how to learn safely.
By the way, if you can already do a round off back handspring on the tumble track, you are well on your way to having the skill.
You can google "How to "And then the skill you want, and things should come up
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