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How To: Perform a round off back tuck

This video shows us how to perform a round off back somersault. Firstly you have to make sure that your leading leg must be wide when you put your hands down. And when you place your hands down, don’t place them parallel to each other but just place them slightly tilted. While you place your hands down, keep your head within your shoulders and when you place your hands down your back leg kicks back and you will rotate on your hand. When you go down, both your legs will be kicked to the back a...

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: Do a somersault

If your a kid or adult it's never too late to learn how to do a somersault, although it might be a little more difficult for the latter. Somersaults are one of the first and easiest things you can learn in gymnastics. If your ready to turn your world upside down, then get somersaulting.

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 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: Stick the landing in gymnastics

Gymnastic greats have showed us how to finish off a gold-medal performance with a flourish. But why limit it to gymnasts -- life is full of opportunities to stick the landing. Watch this video gymnastics tutorial and learn how to stick the landing of a jump.

How To: Do a Frogstand in Gymnastics

This how-to video shows how to do a gymnastic frogstand. This very complicated technique takes balance and skill. The frogstand should be done on a hard surface to get a good grip. Try not to push too hard with your finger tips, becasue you may loose your balance.

How To: Do a cartwheel

In this series of videos, you will learn one of the essential building blocks of gymnastics: the cartwheel. Expert gymnast Heather Tocquigny teaches you how to do the basic cartwheel, including planning your moves, and tips for gaining momentum. She also demonstrates how to do a dive cartwheel and the more advanced aerial cartwheel, where your hands never even touch the ground. You'll also get warm-up exercises and stretches, as well as advice on what body types are best for gymnastics and wh...

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: 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: Do a front walkover

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a front walkover. Before you do this, you should be able to do a handstand. Start off by placing your right foot in front of you, then pushing off and raising your other leg up into the air. Your feet should be apart in the air, then you will do a headstand for a few seconds. On your way down, your hands should follow to continue to do this movement, walking out in front of you. Make sure you have goo back flexibility to do this, or else you won't be able ...

How To: Get started with power tumbling

In this tutorial, we get tips from Coach Don and Kezia on how to tumble. This gymnastic/dance style is really fun to do and difficult to learn. In the clip, Kezia will show some cool power tumbling passes as the coach explains the different types of combinations. Power tumbling can be started at a very young age and there are many levels. You will learn all about them in this video.

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 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 front flip tuck in free run

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a front flip. This is an important basic in free running. To do a front flip, have a light step into the flip. Do this as if you were about to step on a glass. Bend your knees and push up. Once you are in the air, stay nice and tight and tuck in. Your chin should be to your chest. The tighter your tuck is, the faster you will spin. Keep practicing in order to get this right. This video shows you the basic steps in to performing a front flip ...

How To: Perform a double front flip on the trampoline

This video shows us how to perform a double front flip on the trampoline. Firstly you need to be able to perform a front flip on the trampoline and this is done by jumping on the trampoline and keep jumping until you get the required height for flipping. Once you feel that the height is enough for flipping then perform the front flip. Then do the same thing onto your back and this is done by following the same procedure except that you will land up onto your chest. Then do the same thing onto...

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 palm flip freerun trick

First, you take your position at about arms length away from the wall. You'll want to be somewhere around two feet away from the wall. Place you hands straight out in front of you. You always plant your feet first and then place you hands on the wall. As you start jumping, push off the wall with your palms pushing into the wall. Once you start to rotate, don't put your hands behind you. Straight from the wall to your knees. Tuck your neck, then you can jump, placing your hands on your knees a...

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: Practice to do a back handspring

Ever wonder how to do a "back handspring"? TheWebMagician demonstrates step by step on how to do so. First you start by practicing jumping backwards and swinging your arms behind you. TheWebMagician provides examples if you find yourself a little lost. Next, transform your jump backwards into a flip by arching your back and landing on your hands, like jumping into a handstand. You then finish the landing with a bounce or "rebound". If you find yourself struggling, TheWebMagician gives out a f...