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Old 06-05-2004, 05:21 AM   #6
Larry Lindenman
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Make sure your pulling your knees to your chest not your chest to your knees. Usually when I teach the back flip I stand behind the person with my hands on their waist. I then have them jump back into my arms up, knees to chest. Once they get that, throw the head back and go for it! I taught gymnastics in the 80s so I humblely defer to Coach Sommer. I could still do one (at 42 YO) on mats or into a pit or on a tramp. The days of showing off to chicks and cranking one off on a sidewalk...in jeans, are way over.
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