A Back Handspring (Descriptive Essay)

A Back Handspring

            Back Handspring is an acrobatic, basic building block for many gymnastics or cheer-leading routines, which begins from a stationary standing position, then a complete revolution of the body by lunging headfirst from an upright position into an inverted vertical position and then pushing off from the floor with the hands so as to leap back to an upright position end it, or perform another handspring, but you should already have built up your upper body strength, especially in your arms and shoulders, and you should be comfortable doing a back-bend, hand stand, and back walkover. Back Handspring is performed in various physical activities, including Acro dance, cheer-leading and gymnastics, to do a back handspring, just follow these steps:-
           First thing you need to do is to get a soft mat so you get a comfortable going backwards and to prevent injury.
           After that you really need to stretch, otherwise you are putting yourself in serious risk, The most important parts of your body that you should stretch are your back by doing a back-bend or curl up into a ball on the floor, your ankles by range of motion, and to stretch your wrists, get on your knees and place your hands on the ground palms-down, with the fingers pointed at you. Then, pull back on your arms to feel a deep stretch in your wrists, after you stretch your wrists, roll them clockwise and counterclockwise five times each.
            Then gain some confidence, start off on a trampoline or mat and have an experienced gymnast watching you, this way, you can gain your confidence and get over the fear, few days and you will be ready to go and do it on any harder surface.
            Finally get a spotter, a coach or gymnastics teacher to spot you. This will prevent you from hurting yourself and will give you the confidence you need to successfully do the back handspring just make sure that your spotter can sustain your weight and make sure they can properly spot. As you get more experienced, the spotter will only be there for your safety and won't help you gather momentum. Make sure you jump hard, then you`ll be able to do a perfect back handspring.

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