Back Handspring

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  1. Shay Marie

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    Ways to build up confidence for a bhs?

     
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    As far as getting your bhs, it sounds like more of a mental block rather than not being able to do the skill. My suggestion is to start doing your bhs by yourself on a wedge and get comfortable with it. Also try doing it on the tumble track but place a mat over it so that it deadens some of the extra bounce you get with the tumble track. Once you are comfortable doing both without a spot it's simply a mind over matter to do it on the floor by yourself. Just from personal experience, I don't think you'll get your tuck on the floor by yourself without first getting your bhs on the floor by yourself. I have a feeling it will end up with the same mental block that you're currently facing.
     
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    thanks
     
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    I had the same problem with my backhand spring. Every time my spotter would step a foot away, even if she said she was there, I would always flinch and ask for her help instead. A mental block sucks, later on I even got a mental block when I did tucks. I had to convince myself that you can do it. You have to trust your self mentally and physically. Literally say you can. Every time I would flinch I would have my spotter yell "Go" and finally I ended up doing it by myself.

    Doing a tuck in a pool is a heck of a lot easier than doing it on the ground. I would say you need to get your backhand spring down first. We all start from the bottom of the stairs and take one step at a time. You can't jump 4 or 5 stairs and expect yourself not to fall down them ;)
     
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    it wasnt in the pool it was outside the pool
     
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    Literally for new skills, it's all in your head (in very very very guilty of this) it's not that you can't do it, it's just you feel that you're going to fail so you end up failing. If you sit there and be like "I can do this! I'm gonna throw it, it's gonna be perfect and I'm gonna land it!" Then you'll probably land it.


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    Post a vid, also how are your basic skills... back bend kick over, back walk over, front walk over, hand stand, hand stand front limber....??
     
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    I don't know how to post vids. But my basics are perfect but I don't do backbend kickovers. Ever. Lol

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    Then your basics aren't perfect. Not trying to be mean or discourage you but not being able to do backbend kickover could mean you don't have the shoulder flexibility needed to get your arms where they need to be for a back handspring. That could be why you find tucks so much easier. My CP is working on BHS now. She has a backbend kickover and back walkover but still struggles a bit with shoulder flexibility in her back handspring. She as the strength to jump high enough for it, but her arms aren't setting quickly enough because of her shoulder flexibility issues. You probably need to get your walkover solid and the BHS will come.


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    Maybe but all my coaches know I don't and they don't make me learn it or anything because I'm basically a human pretzel.

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    Well, everything I have read says it is proper progression to learn it first. CP's coaches say its important for proper flexibility, body control, and technique going into handsprings. If you are flexible and have the strength and body control to execute a handspring, learning a back walkover should be easy. If a back walkover is difficult/ impossible for you, it may be because of a deficit in flexibility, control, or strength which would effect your BHS.


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    Oh you mustve read it wrong!! I have a back walkover I don't have a backbend kickover!

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    How? If you can do the walkover, you should be able to stop it in the middle and do the kickover. Have you tried?


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    You should learn how to post vids. Its not that hard, most phones are youtube capable.
     
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    Just for general safety, I wouldn't go around throwing skills that you've never tried before on the hard ground without a spotter. You could have gotten seriously injured.

    You can't throw a standing tuck on level 3, so I would try to focus on the backhand spring first. (Though that's great that you find them so easy!) To be level three, you have to have consecutive backhandsprings (2+ in a row) and a roundoff (bhs) tuck.

    Have you tried watching tutorials on YouTube? Do you go to a gym? Can you post a video on YT then link it here?


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