A back handspring is an exciting gymnastics skill that is a bit hard to learn. It needs a gymnast to push and jump backwards. Most of the players have experienced mental blocks. Others got injuries.
But this shouldn’t stop you from learning back handspring at all. This skill is a big milestone in gymnastics. Though it takes time to become skilled at this, it is very much thrilling and fun. Here are some quick and easy steps to finally master your back handspring.
Have your coach or any other knowledgeable adult to demonstrate the movement correctly. Never attempt to do a back handspring on your own to avoid injury. The Step by Step Guide
Step #1: Use the strength of your leg to push off the floor. Learn to sit, lean and then push.
Step #2: Create a tight arch on the air. Your legs and hands should be straight while making a back curve.
Step #3: Now use the strength of your arms. Push off the floor then pull your legs over your head as quick as possible. This step is called tight arch handstand. Step #4: After you have pushed off the ground, snap from a tight arch to a tight hollow pose.
Step #5: For standing back handspring, land with your feet under your hips. You may also land with your feet in front of your hips of you are doing a back handspring with it.
Drills You Can Do at Home
Wall Angels: This drill requires you to sit with your back against the wall. Your arms should be raised above your head. Leg Lifts: From the name itself, you need to lift your leg while you lay on your back. This exercise is important to show the movement of your legs over your head in a back handspring.
Bridges: Get your legs straight by pushing them back and forth in the bridge. Stretch your shoulder as it is important for a back handspring. There are many other drills you can do at home. What’s matter most is to remember that conquering fear is the most essential. Boost your confidence with a back handspring!