Tutorial Tuesday: How to do a front walkover

Hi guys! Welcome back! Here’s a tutorial from sevengymnasticsgirls on how to do a front walkover. TAKE YOU TIME ON THIS SKILL! It took me while to get this skill. If your still having trouble getting over ( coming up ) on this skill, Try push off your hand ( blocking ) more. The flexibility will come in time. Try doing a couple handstands, and pushing off your arms . You don’t have to have a trampoline to practice those drills. Good luck!

More stretching for kick boxing and cheer.

This is a special post requested by: vickislettersfromtheheart. I hope this helps Viki!

Ok. Rewind the video to 4:39 and watch from there because he talks a lot. 🙂 MAKE SURE you do your normal stretching and warm ups, so you don’t hurt yourselves! Hold each position he gives you for 20 to 25 seconds. These stretches will help your kicks get higher, and also if your a cheerleader and need you bow and arrow, these stretches will stretch out your hips and hamstrings to be able to do that skill. In order to get your kicks much higher, it helps to have your full middle split. ( or at least almost all the way down ). Also it helps to have a lots of power and CONTROL. Sometimes I go and watch my brother at his karate class, and his teacher always mentions control each time. Find a wall or chair in your home, and do the practice kicks that he did at 9:57. It takes time to get all this, but you can do it! Don’t get frustrated if you can’t get your middle split in 2 days. It took me about 2 weeks worth of stretching to achieve my splits. Just stretch and practice, practice, practice everyday.

~ Kayla


How to do a Backhandspring

Hey guys! Yes, I know its been a while sence ive posted. This video is not of me, but the video that helped me get a backhandspring. WARNING! Try not to attempt this by yourself. Have a parent or guardian stand beside you or even your gymnastics, cheer, or dance teacher. Don’t worry about the very last part of the video that consist of back tucks, back whips, or round off back tucks. I promise ill get to those later. OK! One thing that I found kinda wrong in this video is you don’t really have to have a back walkover, but you wanna make sure your jumping back, instead of up, and if you jump up, your basically breaking your back to get into that curved position. To get the feel of what that curved position, have an adult or someone taller than you hold you up, like the picture curve your back where you hands will touch the ground, ( to me it looks like a banana ) when your hands touch, go a head and step out from the position ( like you would in a backwalkover or backbend kick over ). Now, this step is pretty easy, this is to show you when to jump, because you can jump to low or not enough, it sounds like a lot of work, but it’s better than having a bad habit later on right? Have the same person that spotted you earlier sit down on one knee like in the will you marry me position HAHA. Then sit on the person’s knee with your hands out in front of you. Let the person sike you out by taking his or her knee away from you body, so you will eventually fall on you tush or the side. That’s when you jump. You squat and get ready to jump into the skill you want to wait till you kinda falling then jump back. KEEP YOUR ARMS STRAIGHT THE WHOLE TIME, or its bad news for your head. If your scared go ahead and learn it on a trampoline. Once you follow all these steps, go for it! You can absolutely can do it! Remeber! You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. Also, God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, and love, and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7. Trust yourself, and God! You may fall a couple of times, ( as I did ) but that’s part of life, don’t let that steal your joy of getting a new skill. You got this!

special thanks to the owner of the tutorial video – IB Gymdance

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.