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Learn a Back Flip

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Learn How to Set
Learn a Back Flip
© 2008 Paula Tribble

The take-off of a back flip is called the "set" or "lift." To successfully complete a back tuck, you'll need to learn how to set the right way. This set drill can be used with a spotter (as shown) or onto a stack of high mats:
  • Start standing up, with your back to the mat or spotter and your arms by your ears.
  • Swing your arms down and behind you, while bending your knees.
  • Swing your arms back up and jump as high as you can. Keep your head neutral – looking straight ahead. Your jump should go upward and slightly backward, onto the mat or the spotter. Your arms should stay straight.
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