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News: The Cheap Thrill of Flirting With Death On Stage

From an episode of the Frank Sinatra Show in 1951, Larry Griswold performs death defying stunts in the name of entertainment. Griswold, an American gymnast, entertainer, and co-inventor of the trampoline, proved again and again that flirting with death is sure to please a crowd. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of Julie Taymor's accident prone Spider-Man musical, the New Yorker makes a similar case in point. The production has been plagued with injury after injury- broken wrists and ribs, ...

How To: Do a back flip on a trampoline

A trampoline is one of the most fun things you can possibly have in your back yard. If you have one and are looking to learn some tricks to do on it, the back flip is a good place to start. Watch this video to learn how to execute a perfect tucked back flip on a trampoline.

How To: Perform an impressive handstand press in gymnastics (for kids)

Show off your im-"press"-ive handstand moves with this pressed handstand. If you can't seem to perfect the handstand press, then these girls will show you how to do one like a professional gymnast. Learn how to pike up, straddle up and other ways of getting into a handstand. Knowing these handstand exercises can help you improve your balance and ability to do advanced gymnastics tricks.

How To: Do a backtuck with tumbling in gymnastics

In order to perform a Back Tuck in gymnastics, you should stand with your legs hip distance apart. Next, you should squat down. Don't squat too deep, because it will decrease your power. But, it should be a good deep squat. Swing your arms behind you at the same time. Next, jump up into the air, swinging your arms through and up. Extend your body as much as you can, from your fingers to your toes. When fully extended, your arms should be near your ears. When you have extended as far as you ca...

How To: Do the back handspring in gymnastics

In this video, we learn how to do gymnastics with back handsprings. First, you want to stand straight and bend your knees slightly. Point your arms out in front of you and tense your body up. Back up a little bit, then swing your arms and jump backwards, landing back onto your hands and flipping straight up. A common mistake is bending your knees too much and jumping straight up, rather than backwards. This will take a few tries to finally get, but once you have it your body will start to mem...

How To: Perform a back handspring with a crazy fellow

A quick disclaimer: this video tutorial will be showing you how to perform a back handspring. This particular trick can be dangerous to perform and could result in bodily harm and even death. So before trying it out, please make sure you understand how to do it and have the right tools needed to perform this. Soft pillows or pads would especially be useful for those beginners out there interested in this video. Once you've perfected this, it should be pretty easy to perform a backflip. Just t...

How To: Do a backspring

In this how to video, you will learn how to perform a back spring. This is also known as a back hand spring. Start on a wedge mat and have a qualified spotter present. Next, swing your arms back and keep them locked at all times. Bend with your knees when you jump back and up. When in handstand position, push up with your shoulders and snap your legs down. Keep trying until you get comfortable with it. Once your are, move down the wedge and keep practicing the move. Now try the move without a...

How To: Do a proper cartwheel

HaverfordHighSchool shows viewers how to do a proper cartwheel. First, your starting position should be a lunge - with one foot forward, hands up in the air, and palms forward. Next, you should reach forward and put your hands on the ground. While doing this, you should kick and push off of the ground using your foot and swing it over your head. After doing so, you should return back to the lunge and finally land in the lunge position. Remember to keep your body as straight as possible and fi...

How To: Perform a butterfuly twist

3RUN demonstrates how to do a butterfly twist. The butterfly twist can be performed in three easy steps. First, stand tall with your legs spread apart. Then, pivot 180 degrees so that you are standing in the same position but are now facing backwards. Repeat the step with the opposite leg now pivoting 180 degrees. As your leg comes down, bring your torso close to the ground and push yourself back up. This will give you the height necessary to launch into the spin. Pull in your arm to facilita...

How To: Perform an aerial twist in free run

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform an aerial twist. An aerial twist is a technique used in free running. First, identify which foot you are going to take off with. All you have to do is do an aerial with a 180 degree twist. As you go down, jump off with the take off leg and make sure the other leg goes up in the air with a lot of force. The right hand should go underneath to generate torque for the twist. You should land facing backwards. Make sure to have patience while prac...

How To: Perform a front flip with ease

This video illustrates, how to perform front flip for beginners. First you have to jog. Continue to jog for sometimes. Next, while you were jogging you have to hop in between. When you hop, land on both feet at the same time. Practice this for sometimes. Next, you have to jump, when jumping throw both your hands up like a superman. So now, when you jog , you have to jump by throwing your hands up. Keep doing this for sometimes. Next you have to tuck as shown in the video. And throw your legs ...

How To: Perform a freerunner kick the moon trick

This video is a tutorial for executing Freerunner kick the moon. To execute this move you have to treat your leg as a pendulum with a weight at the bottom and swing it with full force. When executing it you have to keep your leg strong and the momentum from the leg will take you around. Regardless of the number of step, you have to finish off with a nice wide step and the kicking leg should always be back and the arms should be stretched back. This video is for those who are athletic enough t...

How To: Perform a back handspring reverse rebound/step out

This video shows you how to do a back hand spring reverse rebound/step out. The first thing to do this is to learn how to do a handstand snap down. Which is a handstand but quickly come back down. The next thing to do is put one foot down and cross the other foot behind it then twist your body in that that direction. After that you do a back handspring which is a back flip but you put your hands on the ground and push yourself up thin twist the other way. Then you just combine them together a...

How To: Do proper gymnastic splits

Sippydip teaches you how to do proper gymnastic splits. You don't have to have a lot of flexibility, be a gymnast, or a girl to properly do the splits. Bend your legs so that you kneel on your back leg and use your dominant one, usually the right, in front. Tilt your body forward and keep your arms to the side, straight off in the air. You can also stretch your front foot by putting it straight out in front of you and press on it. For all these exercises you only need a floor or a soft surfac...

How To: Do middle splits in gymnastics

If you've never been able to do the splits, or struggle to do them, this video will show you a very quick and simple way to accomplish that goal. You will be shown how to complete the middle splits in just a few steps. First you want to make sure that you are already stretched out and comfortable with how limber you are feeling before trying this. Now, you want to kneel with your left knee and then drop it behind you so your leg is as straight as possible behind you. Next, you want to push yo...

How To: Do the splits for gymnastics

The video starts off with two young girls explaining some basic techniques to do a split. The girls explain that stretching is very important before attempting to do splits so that you don't pull any muscles. The girls use a technique of doing a split with one leg elevated on a step stool. This allows them to become more flexible and to do different angled splits. If you're not able to do a split, the girls offer some stretching tips and advise taking it slowly until you become more flexible.

How To: Do a backflip

If done wrong, a backflip could be devastating. But if done right, a backflip just might make you the coolest person ever. This is a unique backflip tutorial that uses both video examples and instructional text. See how to do a backflip. Follow these steps, one by one, to see what you're doing wrong.

News: Jaw Dropping Trampoline Skills

Cirque Du Soleil look no further, Adam Menzies is your next act. This guy's trampoline skills are insane. My favorite part starts at 0:24. Speechless. Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Here Adam jumps up to the ceiling and does the splits. Previously, Cirque Du Soleil Trampoline Ninjas.

News: Put Your Legs In Front Of Your Head

Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."