Watch more How to Do Basic Exercises videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/286-How-to-Do-Basic-Exercises Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to do backflips with this tutorial. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 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: Practice with spotter Practice with an experienced spotter, preferably one who has taught backflips before. Begin on a trampoline to get the feel for the motion of the trick before you try it on the ground. Step 2: Use correct form Bend your knees at a 45-degree angle and jump straight up and slightly back with your body fully extended. Keeping your head straight, swing both arms overhead. Then forcefully pull your legs up and in tight to your chest and catch them with your arms to rotate and complete the flip, using your abdominals to help with the rotation. Tip Don't try to lean back to flip; the action of pulling your legs in and tucking will naturally cause you to flip. Step 3: Land Straighten your legs and bring your arms back up and over your head after the rotation is complete. When your feet hit the ground, bend your knees to reduce shock and help stick the landing. Step 4: Try alone After you've mastered the flip on the trampoline with a spotter, try it alone. Then practice on the floor with a spotter, doing backflips into crash mats or a raised pad at a height of 3 feet. Gradually lower the height of the pad until you can do it with a spotter and no raised padding. Tip Practice on a mat or other soft surface, like grass or sand. Step 5: Videotape Have someone record your practice so you can easily spot flaws in your technique. Did You Know? The U.S. men's double mini-trampoline team won the gold medal at the 1999 world championship.
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