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Cheerleading Stunts & Jumps : Back Handspring Variations in Cheerleading


I’m Mandy Butler on behalf of Expert Village
and we’re going to talk about tumble track warm ups today. Now I’m going to add a back
tuck to my standing back handspring. That makes it really, really important that I snap
my legs through before I punch up into that tuck. The reason I put this foam down on the
mat is because it’s very easy with a skill like this to over rotate and land on your
back because you’re trying to push through your toes so much. I’ve added a little bit
of foam to give some resistance so I don’t do that. What I’m going to do is just as I
talked about before in that rebound movement, instead of rebounding, I’m going to turn that
jump into a back tuck. My back tuck goes where my rebound otherwise would be. The back handspring
is exactly the same. Just make sure that I bring my feet through and punch into the top.
If I leave them too far behind me, I’m going to under cut my tuck and I’m not going to
have enough momentum to get myself around. I’m going to start in the same position I
started with for the back handspring. The only difference is I’m going to add the back
tuck. Notice in the back tuck, I bring my knees to my chest so my hips rotate backward.
If I try to reach forward, I’m going to lose rotation and send myself going the direction
I just came from, which don’t want to do. This is the standing back handspring tuck.

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