How To Back Flip On A Trampoline
How To Back Flip On A Trampoline
Gymnast James McGranaghan explains how to perform a back flip with the aid of a coach and a trampoline while a student demonstrates.
Hi, guys. My name's James McGranaghan, and I'm the managing director of James' Gymnastics Academy. Our leading branch is based here in Beckingham, Southeast London.
Today, I'm going to talk you through a variety of videos all based around the sport of gymnastics, so I hope you will enjoy them. Hi guys. In today's video, I'm going to teach you how to back flip on the trampoline.
Now, obviously in a gym such as mine, I don't have the capabilities to have a trampoline in the gym, however, I've got the next best thing to show you and that is if you look over here, an inflatable air track. It does the same thing as a trampoline, but it's just mainly there as a training aid very similar to what a trampoline is used for, so today, I'm going to break down how you start to work towards a back flip on a trampoline to finish the end product of doing a back flip on the trampoline unaided. The first stage of learning how to do a back flip on the trampoline, if you refer to the Videojug video of how to perform a back flip, you're going to see the stage by stage efforts that it takes to perform that unaided.
Now obviously, the main thing to remember is the difference between a floor and a trampoline is a totally different concept. A trampoline is a lot softer on the feet on the actual impact of the move. So it's going to take a little bit of tweaking to perform the back flip on the trampoline first.
So I'm going to skip to the first stage of how to actually start performing the back flip. The first thing we're going to need to do is from a standing position with our arms above our heads we're going to have to do a bend back to bridge shape. Now basically, the bridge shape is the shape that the back flip needs to be performed in.
So by aiding the gymnast in bending from their feet back to their hands, this gives the gymnast the idea of actually learning how to do it themselves, but most importantly how to control their body in the context of the trampoline bed. Once this is comfortable, actually doing it with support, the gymnast can then attempt this unaided. Basically from here, once the gymnast is actually comfortable with the context of the bed and how it actually feels on their body, then the main thing to do is do a few attempts of the back flip with the aid of support and when the gymnast is comfortable, attempt it on their own.
The main thing to remember with the back flip is it's a lot different on the trampoline, so the gymnast really needs to take great care in remembering that they need to keep their arms and their elbows and their shoulders extremely extremely tight. The first sign of bending at the elbows the gymnast is going to land on the first thing that comes into play with the bed, and that's going to be their head, and we don't want that at all. So the gymnast needs to make sure they have a strong, strong arm swing so from the top all the way to bottom parts of their knees back to the top of their ears and keeping their arms as tight as possible.
In between this if the gymnast can keep their body in a nice tight bridge and arch shape and then from there remembering how to do the donkey kick motion which you can see in the Videojug video "How to Perform a Back Flip" hopefully unaided the back flip will turn out just as perfect as it would on the floor. Thanks for watching, guys, and that's how to back flip on a Trampoline.