How To Flip Someone
How To Flip Someone
Even if you've never tried gymnastics before, this video will teach you how to help someone do a front flip! After watching this, you and your friends can have fun practicing front flips, and you'll have an impressive new trick to show off!
With the aid of Ryan here, I'm going to, hopefully, teach you how to safely turn someone over in a front flip. Now, obviously, the main thing to remember when you're trying to flip someone is obviously to make sure that the person who is actually doing the flipping is actually one hundred percent safe. The way we can do this is one of two ways.
If you've never done a front flip before, the main way to support someone is obviously as they take off in the front flip with both arms up in the air, as you can refer to in VideoJug's "How to Do a Front Flip," as they set off for the front flip, if they've never done it before, you can cradle the mid-part of their body within the crease of your elbow. This then makes sure that the whole of that person's body weight is taken by you. As they start to rotate, as it comes over the back, you actually take your other hand to the back of the person's back, which actually if I turn Ryan around, will be in the middle of his shoulder blades here, and then place him safely onto the floor.
So, if we do a demonstration of how this will work, hopefully, you'll get a good idea of how to flip someone safely, and then after that, I can show you another way if someone's actually done it before and just needs a little bit of assistance. So, Ryan is going to demonstrate a front flip for you, and obviously, we're going to pretend that Ryan has had little or no experience in doing this before. So, obviously, the first thing to look at - watch where my first arm cradles Ryan, and then watch where my second arm comes to actually steady him for the landing.
So, if you're ready, Ryan? So, my first arm comes in, over the top. Now, if you can see where my arms are, they're crossed over here. So if Ryan goes forwards, I've got him, and if he goes backwards, I've got him here.
So, that way, by me actually making a cradle in my arms, when he finishes, Ryan's safe, he's not going anywhere, and most importantly, he's not going to injure himself. So, this time, I'm going to show you how to support a front flip with someone that is a little bit more experienced. The only difference is, this time, when Ryan's arms are in the air as he takes off.
I don't need to put my whole arm across his body. He doesn't need that. All I need to do is shadow him with my hand from between his hips and his ribcage, so right about here where his bellybutton is.
As he comes over, I take it firstly nice and gently and just guide him into the floor with my other hand. So, as I said, watch my first hand, watch my second, and how I steady him for his landing. So, he runs up, my first hand just comes in, nice and safe, and he can, nine times out of ten, perform that skill on his own.
And that is how you flip someone. .