i need help with my side aerial

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ava_54

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Aug 21, 2019
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Hi i have been doing gymnastics for 4 years and having a side aerial is my dream but i guess i wont be able to do achieve my dream :( I have a good cartwheel, one handed cartwheel and a pop cartwheel but when it comes to diving into cartwheel or approaching an aerial my heart starts palpitating and my anxiety pops up. I cant stop putting my hands down even in the beginning. Side aerial is becoming a fear for me. And when i approach it i cant stop thinking about my hands and my legs do whatever they wanna do in the air i cant control them. So i really need help
 

Carabistouille

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Have you spoken to your coach about this goal of yours ? He should be able to help you overcoming your fear and to give you some drills.
Is there a pit in your gym ? If so, you can try it there so that there is little risk to injure yourself. Also you can try it from a slighly elevated surface (typically a springboard) onto the pit so that you have a little bit more air time.
 
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ava_54

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Aug 21, 2019
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actually i didnt talk to my coach yet but i will thank you so much for your advices
 

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