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Starting Flyaways


Dec 17, 2020
Hey everyone,

I'm an older gymnast and a lower level than most gymnasts my age (Xcel gold). I am at the platinum level on every event other than bars, but I'm just starting to work on back tuck flyaways to try to move up a level. The coaches say I would be able to do the flyaway since it's easier than a back tuck on floor which I have, but I want to work on drills first. I've never done one before but I've done the "dead cow" drills and tap swings landing flat back on a soft mat stack. The only problem now is that my gym doesn't have a foam pit making the tucking step a lot harder to learn. Any tips on how to start working on the actual flip/any great drill ideas? Thanks in advance!