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  1. amblan01

    Bridge from standing, back walkovers, and front walkovers tips?

    First off, sorry I post so much, this will be the last for awhile! I'm 13 almost 14 and thought I had no chance of being invited to team or even pre team. But my coach said she wanted to see my back bend kick over because I'll need it for team and to keep my arms near my ears for TEAM!!!!!! I...
  2. JBS

    WAG Front and Back Walkovers In Level 9/10

    I always hear different opinions on this matter. Do the high level optionals at your club do back walkovers as a part of their regular training? For example...do your L9/10's have a basic slow tumbling warm-up/complex that leads them through front & back walkovers?...or do you keep away from...
  3. G

    WAG Back Walkovers - Hurting Back!!

    Hello, so I was going to compete level 6 this year but decided against it to compete level 5 and have a good season. So I've been uptraining level 6 skills as this is my second year in level 5. However, back walkovers hurt my back SOOO much!! It's my lower back to my left side. I used to be...
  4. 5StarNinjaXx

    WAG Turning out of front walkovers... lower back stretches?

    I have a pretty flexible back, so I have been doing front walkovers on beam. I will be having a front walkover in my routine this year. Well, every once in a while I freak out half way through and turn out, it definitely has taken a toll on my back. So I was wondering if anyone has any good...
  5. E

    how to get over my fear of back walkovers on beam?

    okay, so this fear is driving me insane. :mad: i started back walkovers on beam during August. I got it the first night i started it, and it seemed so easy for me at the time. But ever sense then, each night, i go into my gym, do it on the fat beam (which is attached to a low beam), and then i...
  6. T

    *URGENT* Need skill ideas for beam~ TERRIFIED of back walkovers

    I swear to God I would rather chuck a double back on beam then a back walkover, liek serious, will not do them. What are some other skills I could work on? Here are a list of skills on beam I can already do... Handstand Handtsnad front roll Front Walkover Back Shoulder Roll Cartwheel Any...
  7. E

    Back Walkovers and skills in general -- problem? (lefty/righty)

    My daughter seems to switch dominant sides depending on activity. Writing, she writers with her right hand. Cartwheels/Roundoffs ... she leads with her left side. She just started doing back walkovers, and she's leading with her right side, I think? (Her right leg is leading the split over...
  8. G

    Back Walkovers...

    So, I'm starting my back walkovers. =D I know in a back walkover, you have to start with one leg lifted up off the ground, so you'll need more power through the pushing leg because you can't really swing that leg. The reason I had trouble with backbend kickovers was just not having enough...
  9. F

    Can back walkovers cause serious damage?

    Hello, I am currently a level 6 gymnast and in order to get my back walkover on beam I did them over and over until I finally got it. After this my lower back was in alot of pain but I figured I was just sore but its been alittle over a month and although It feels somewhat better my back...
  10. d0nut_l0ver

    Front Walkovers...

    Okay, I have my front walkover but it's not very pretty. I'm always bending my legs the whole time, except at the end when I straighten the one that steps in front of the base leg. I'm starting to get the hang of straightening my legs at the beginning, but it feels weird! Anyway, that's not the...
  11. G

    Back Walkovers on high beam-- My biggest fear!

    SO... About 1 year ago, I started back walkovers on beam, at home.. I had them just wonderful on my high beam! I wasn't scared at all! NOW>> A year later Im working them at gym, and there is a HUGE mental block on me! I have never missed my hands, never had a nasty fall on them but the high...
  12. L

    scared of back walkovers

    hello, i am very scared of my back walkovers on the high beam. I had my back walkover in october with no fear on the high beam. Later i got sick and was out for 2 weeks and got very scared. i dont know why im scared or what to do about it, does anyone have some suggestions?
  13. coachmolly

    Back Walkovers and Back Handspring Progressions

    Just curious, how important do you think back walkovers are in the process of progressing to back handsprings? Do you find back walkovers to be more important for girls than boys? Or more important for artistic gymnasts versus T&Ters? I ask because where I currently coach, bridge kickovers and...
  14. H

    I'm having a block on back walkovers and front walkovers..

    I've been trying and now i can't even go backwards at home... ughhh.:confused:
  15. H

    front walkover/back walkovers

    What can I do to get my strength up before starting training on them.. I used to be able to do them at home. but now it is pitiful. any suggestions?
  16. C

    Back/Front Walkovers..

    Hey Chalk Bucket..ers. i need some help, im having trouble with my front and back walkover, for my front walkover i just cant land very well and like i cant get up, and for my back walkover, im not really good without a spotter and when i go back i lose confidence in myself and just fall )...
  17. ellzgym

    Mental Block with Back walkovers

    Hi, at the moment I am learning front walkovers on the beam, I really want to learn back walkovers too though. I used to be able to do back walkover on the high beam but then they started to get really dangerous, I was twisting as I was going back and had to bail out of every one. And the...
  18. B

    Back walkovers on beam

    Today one of our coaches forced me to do a back walkover straight onto the high beam, with no padding on the beam, and barely any help :( after about 3 minutes of me saying 'I can't do it' and the coaches telling me to do it, I did it and landed it. But how can I get over my fear?
  19. Diah


    What is the best way to stretch for a walkover? (Besides the bridge stretch I mean) because I already know that one, and I can not do it all the time, as my wrists are tempermental right now... So is there another way that is effective? I really need this.
  20. fishchimes

    Sore- Too many back walkovers!!

    Okay, I've been training back walkovers on beam a lot lately for long periods, and even though I warm up beforehand my back is just always sore these days. If I go a week or two without doing any it goes away but it always comes back. It's my lower back. Is there anything I can do to stop it...