For Coaches How to get straight legs in BHS

maggierowley

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my daughter has had her back handspring standing and her round off back handspring for years. Her legs are still not straight and for her cheerleading team it puts her at a disadvantage. Please share any tips
 
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JBS

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It's hard to say without a video. Usually it's a strength or focus issue.
 

cjimenes

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IMO the most common issue with bent legs is that the gymnast will use their knees to pull their legs over instead their hips. They must hold the tight arch and pull to the handstand using their hips and core then snap down in a hollow shape.
 
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