Question by  Electro (17)

How can I gain speed in back handsprings?

I can do back handsprings but they are not very fast.


Answer by  bananaboat (321)

You should do a lot of stretching exercises to increase your flexibility. You should work to strengthen your leg, stomach, and back muscles. You should enter the back handspring with your eyes open so you can see what you're doing. Most of all, practice, practice, practice! Good luck and have fun!


Answer by  CoachLauren (35)

To do fast back handsprings, you must have tight form and jump hard. If your legs are apart or your arms aren't tight to your ears, the handspring will be sloppy and difficult. You also need to make sure that you are jumping diagonally backwards and up - not just up or back. Good luck!


Answer by  Marsha94 (618)

To gain speed in doing back handsprings, start out with a brisk run, and you can even do a round-off before going into the back handspring. This way you have momentum, and more force to be faster.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

The speed comes from your power. Try doing exercises to build your muscles strength. Work towards building the muscles in your legs. Stretching exercises can also help you with improving your back handsprings.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Majority of people face fear when performing the handsprings. Best to control your mind set and practice multiple times at home with a chair

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