How to Do a Back Limber | Gymnastics

How to Do a Back Limber | Gymnastics


In a gymnastics floor routine, a pretty unique
skill is called a back limber. It kind of resembles a back handspring, and
is a good stepping stone progression skill in order to learn a back handspring. The student will start, standing tall, arms
up, and then what I try to teach them is act like they’re doing the limbo. They’re going to push their hips forward as
they reach back slowly, trying to maintain their balance over their feet. They need to make sure their arms are straight,
because they’re going to be hitting the floor a little bit quickly. So, the need to get ready for that absorption
on the floor. From there, once they’re in the bridge, they’re
going to shift their shoulders, really press their shoulders over top of their fingers,
push their hips up using their stomach muscles, ultimately land in a handstand, step down,
and finish. This is a very difficult skill. The easiest way to do it is the correct way. You want to make sure your hips go up. You don’t want to sit down, and try to kick
your feet over. You will just fall straight back down. So, in order to do this, you need good shoulder
flexibility, you need to already have strength in your bridge, and you need to understand
how to do a handstand already. Other than that, the back limber is a very
unique and progressive skill in gymnastics.

52 thoughts on “How to Do a Back Limber | Gymnastics

  1. You used to be a gymnasium? wowwwwww I never knew humans could be gymnasiums, I thought they could be gymnasts though.. like me.

  2. Like you know anything about gymnastics -_- .. Gymnastics doesn't involve sizes but it involves having the right amount of strength and flexibility and i'm not that thin and i am a gymnast myself so shut your big mouth :<

  3. who are u to give a fuck bout how i write stuff ONLINE? Obviously not my Lit. teacher, so i suggest you stfu n not care bout how i write online.

  4. You're supposed to land with both feet at the same time and you don't stop when you're in the handstand it's continuous

  5. I'm scared to try this cause if i have someone sporting me im not really the skinniest person alive and im pretty thick but i have a lot of muscle but im scared any saggestions…..My sisters been dancing since she was 11(My age) And now she's 21 but i dont feel good with her sap orating me 😛

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