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How to straighten legs in back walkover?

daisygymnastics

New Member
Gymnast
Aug 6, 2018
5
Country
United Kingdom
So I just got my backwalkover :) so happy! But one thing I want to work on is straightening my legs in it so if you have any tips so I can still complete the kickover part without losing the power with straight legs I’d be grateful thank you!
 

wispyWindow

New Member
Gymnast
Oct 11, 2018
5
44
Country
USA
Try working on doing backwalkovers up onto a panel mat. ( stand in front of the mat and put your hands on the mat)This might help you push off your bottom foot more so you can get less power from bending your legs.
 

Tumbellina82

Coach
Coach
Gymnast
Dec 9, 2013
100
36
Country
Australia
Do you do bridge kick-over with straight legs? Usually people bend their legs when they have difficulty getting over, but you'd usually deal with that in a kick-over so by the time you get to back walkover it wouldn't be a problem. You might need to go back to doing bridge kick-over and work on getting them really confident and consistent.