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  1. Em09

    WAG Too many Back Walkovers

    So I managed to do to many bws and my left loxer back can't do it without a twinge of pain. I am resting it and it is getting better, but any tips to help the recovery speed up
  2. G

    WAG Arm problems in back walkovers

    My daughter used to have a really solid back walkover but stoped practicing it due to a back injury, she’s trying to get it again but now when she’s going in to the bridge her arms give out from under her. Are there any good things to practice strengthening mostly elbows, but your back walkover...
  3. A


    Hi everyone! I have a few questions about back walkovers. I can do the splits, a front walkover, and a backbend kickover. When I go into my back walkover, I can do the first part where I do a backbend on one foot but then I can't kick over from there immediately when my foot hits, but when I...
  4. A

    Front Walkovers

    I'm a baton twirler for my high school (I perform as the feature twirler of my school's marching band during halftime shows at football games). Next year I hope to do basic tumbling/gymnastics on the turf during the performances. I can do really easy, basic tricks like cartwheels, front...
  5. A

    Front/Back Walkovers, Splits Flexibility

    Hi! For a front walkover, I keep putting my phone down in the middle/towards the end of when I am standing up. How do you keep your foot from touching the ground when you are coming up? I can do a front limber also. For a back walkover, I can do a backbend kickover on the floor. However, how...
  6. kassgymnast_

    WAG Back walkovers?

    So a while back, when my sister was about 5 or so, (9 now), she took classes at our gym. However, she was really hyper (due to ADHD which was undiagnosed at the time), and quit. She switched to cheerleading. We've taught her a bhs which only took her a few months to get it on the couch and move...
  7. cadybearsmommy

    WAG Shoulder Flexibility and beam back walkovers, any input welcome!

    After reading some horror stories here about back problems as a result of beam back walkovers, I wanted to get some input on dd. I'm not an expert but to me it seems like she doesn't have the best shoulder flexibility. I've seen from reading here that kids with less shoulder flexibility tend...
  8. A

    Going on toes in backbend stand ups + FRONT WALKOVERS

    1. I go on releve (in dance) or on my tippy toes every time I stand up from a bridge. Is there any way to change this? i think it looks sloppy. 2. How do you kick over with straight legs? I can kick over with bent legs and I can only do it if i push off in this weird way.. I cannot tendu (in...
  9. G

    WAG Full split in walkovers, kickovers and one-legged bridges

    I have a question that is not too relevant for any JO Level, but I think it is a basic thing I was always interested in. Everyone knows that the more split the legs, the more beautiful walkovers and kickovers look and the better is the technique. However, some kids seem just not built for...
  10. I

    WAG what are walkovers good for?

    hey guys, I am sorry that this is my second post in a row but this question popped into my head this morning. I am not competing in the JO Code (I want to switch, though). I am Xcel but I have all level 7 skills. I have started gymnastics quite late and was never introduced into walkovers. I...
  11. P

    WAG Walkovers - do they cause more harm than use?

    hey guys, I wanted to have your opinion on walkovers. There is a girl in my gym, she is a little older than I am, something around 22. She has been doing gymnastics as a child, she was an old L7, had a 4 year break and is back training since more than a year, mostly for fun but still at least...
  12. D

    WAG Back Walkovers

    I've been reading a lot about gymnasts getting stress fractures from doing back walkovers. I've never had back pain due to back walkovers but I'm kinda freaking out now! Can someone explain what the correct way to do a back walkover is in order to prevent stress fractures??
  13. M

    For Coaches Walkovers and Limbers

    Hi, I'm currently writing books about gymnastics. Right now, I'm working on three books "Shoulder Flexibility", "Back Walkover" and "Front Walkover". I'm about 90% done with all three books. I base my books on my own experience as a coach. I also talk to a lot of coaches about the subject at...
  14. E

    For Parents Backwards Walkovers

    My youngest dd did her first backwards walkovers during her last gym session, she managed to do three by herself. Normally she gets spotted by the coach but the coach was busy with another girl. They have side stations set up, one of them was a block next to he crash mat that they have to put...
  15. gymmom8772

    For Parents DD has lower back pain only while doing back walkovers on the beam

    My DD is training new level 5 now and while she is doing back walkovers on the beam she gets lower back pain. It doesn't bother her any other time and never bothered her before while doing them on the floor. I took her Urgent Care and the doctor didn't think it was anything other than muscle...
  16. M

    Backward walkovers on beam help

    Hi, can anybody help me with my backward walkovers on beam. However hard I try, I can't get my hands together. Has anybody got any tips please?
  17. G

    For Coaches Back walkovers

    I've never liked back walkovers because I believe they are the reason behind so many back problems and pains of gymnasts I've coached. When I started a new pre-team group two years ago I decided we won't spend too much time on them and we'll always carefully warm up the shoulders and back before...
  18. L

    WAG Back injuries from walkovers?

    I have a very flexible back and shoulders. I can put my head between my feet and I have a needle stretch. I was wondering how bad walkovers are for your back? May they cause injuries? Can you prevent them? Are front walkovers worse than back walkovers? Can simple stretching the back and...
  19. J

    WAG Back walkovers and handsprings?

    What kinds of things help you get these skills? I can't join my clubs squad until I have either of these skills so I'd like to get them pretty quickly! Also, to do a yurchenko vault what skills do you need to have?
  20. gymnasticswim4

    Bride Kickovers and Back Walkovers

    Hi, I am really close to my bridge kickover (and i mean on the floor, i can do it easily on a cheese), and I was wondering if you guys have some tips on how to get all the way over. I have at least a 120 degree leg split when kicking over, so that's not the problem. When I come back from...