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How to do a Back Handspring

Back handsprings are a higher level gymnastic skill and they require a lot of practice.  It is a good idea to take some classes or lessons from a gym, trainer, teacher or coach who is skilled in teaching these. You can also learn how to do a back walkover

You should also make sure you are warmed up before you try these, and only practice on gym mats or other softer surfaces.

It helps to have good arm strength since you will be balancing on your arms when you are upside down.  Push ups or chin ups can help with arm strength.  Make sure your shoulders, wrists and arms are warmed up before you try these.

You can learn back handsprings from standing, or you can do a round off – back handspring to give you momentum. 

Once you get good at back handsprings, you can try to do multiple ones in a row. 

Back handsprings are used in dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, martial arts, trampoline and other sports.