I am working on the front tuck flip at gymnastics training center. How should I envision what I do with my glutes during the flip? Should I "think about lifting my glutes over my head" or lifting it over the shoulder? How do you train your students?
I don't really tell them to focus on the hips and glutes at all.
I generally tell athletes to think about standing tall and trying to lift the back of their head as they take off. Once you leave the floor, there's nothing to it but to tuck until you finish the rotation.