Gymnastics can be a lot of fun especially at the advanced level. Learn some tips on how to add a half turn to your tumbles in this free video clip on this Olympic sport.
Hi. My name is Jordan Dahl. We're talking about advanced floor gymnastics. And the next skill I wanted to cover is called the whip. These next couple of techniques aren't as difficult as your twists but they're just as showy so you want to try and implement these into your routine if you can. A whip is basically a back handspring without your hands. The set is exactly the same. Your head going back. The only difference is where you're putting your arms. Instead of reaching back to bounce off the ground you're going to pull them into your chest and use that momentum to whip over. Some common problems I see as people start drilling this technique, they either do one of two things. First they'll throw it up like a layout which isn't a whip or they'll throw it too low and their heads will hit the ground. So either way, either extreme it can be really dangerous. You want to make sure you're finding that safe medium. So let's walk through that technique. I wouldn't do a back handspring into this because that can mess up what you're doing. Once you get comfortable with your whip then you can add a back handspring and then a whip but not when you first start drilling. So I would go round off. Right from the round off you start reaching back but about half way through you're going to pull your arms in and let your legs whip you over and from there you can reach back into whatever drill you were going to do after that. Let me demonstrate what a whip should look like.