I haven't learned double backs yet...but they look scary so it will probably take me a while.
HINT: my coach named me the gym's president of the SCA (ScaredyCatAssosiation)
i am know for haveing TONS of fears...lol
wow! let us have a bit more respect for the double back on floor. a sound and consistent double back will take upwards of 1 year of training. this is still considered the holy grail of floor ex. is still the most difficult to land properly and still causes the most injuries.
what do i know...i am published and have athletes, both boys and girls, at every level of competition, national and international, including olympic trials and world championships over the years. i'll go study harder though...and i NEVER exagerate the physics and sport science of what we do.
Even though this is a reply to GT, this question is open to anyone who would like to respond. My dd does a double back pike and then goes immediately into a back layout stepout. Is that easier or harder on her body than trying to stick a double back pike?One thing of note when training a double back -- it is not necessary to try to stick the skill right off the bat. I allow and even encourage kids -- whether doing a double-back on floor, a double flyaway off rings, or a tsuk on vault -- to initially roll out of the landing as they are learning the skill. Once they are comfortable with the skill, then they may try to stick it, but I let them determine when they are ready for this.
Allowing them to roll out lets them get comfortable with the rotation and learn to spot the landing without having to commit to the kickout required to stop the rotation and stick. It also decreases the amount of force on the knees and ankles in the landing.
Even though this is a reply to GT, this question is open to anyone who would like to respond. My dd does a double back pike and then goes immediately into a back layout stepout. Is that easier or harder on her body than trying to stick a double back pike?