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How To Use a Balance Beam

Watch more How to Do Basic Exercises videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to use a balance beam. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Warm up Warm your body up with stretches. Step 2: Start low Use a low balance beam that is close to the floor. Practice walking back and forth on the beam without losing your balance. Tip Place mats around the beam to cushion you if you fall. Step 3: Walk on your tip-toes Walk across the beam on your tip-toes and practice your balance by keeping your hands on your hips and moving forward as you place your toes down on the beam. Step 4: Add new moves Gradually add new moves to your practice as your confidence increases. Start with cartwheels and then move on to more complex moves. Tip Use a spotter or get a coach for more complex balance beam moves. Step 5: Train Train off the beam three to four days a week, toning your body and improving your flexibility. Practice balance beam moves three to four times a week to improve your balance and skills. Did You Know? Gymnast Nadia Comaneci set a world record for the most 10 scores at the Olympic Games in 1976.
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