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Old 06-03-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
Kevin Roddy
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A spotter is your best option, preferably at a gymnastics gym.

There's a few steps to getting it.

1. Getting over the fear of flipping backwards - Basically, find a mat and a spotter, and just try to get yourself over backwards any way you can. It's not hard, just takes getting used to.

2. Getting yourself over backwards... HIGHER! Try jumping up on your back onto high mats, this will get you into the motion. Remember - keep your eyes on the horizon, and throw your knees up high.

3. Getting yourself over backwards, and falling on your feet - Self explanatory. Trampolines, as Roy said, are helpful. So are spotters. I would wait for Coach Sommer, he can probably describe these steps better than I can.
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