When landing a backflip, keep the head neutral, but look for the ground as the body comes around and lands with the knees above the feet. Land a backflip by pushing the knees through the ground with tips from a recreation program director in this free video on gymnastics.
Hi, my name is Caroline and this is Amanda. We're here at Encore Gymnastics, and we're going to teach you how to land a backflip. Before you start any activity, you want to make sure you stretch. Amanda's going to show you how to stretch your ankles. Roll 'em in circles. And the other one. The other thing she's going to show you how to stretch is her Achilles. It's very important when landing a backflip that all of these muscles are nice and stretched out. Very good. So, when starting your backflip, you start with your arms up. You're going to do a nice, big jump. Do your set. Knees come in to your chest. On the other side of it, you're going to push your knees down into the ground, and stand up to finish. You're going to keep your head neutral, but look for the ground as you come around, to spot where you're going to land. Amanda's going to show you how to do this. Look and land, right there. Very good. You want to make sure that you don't land too far forward, or too closed. You want to land right about here, with your knees right over your feet. Bottom right over your feet, in a nice stick position. Let's do that again. Arms up. Swing. Flip. Look, and finish right there. That is how to land a backflip.