- Oct 30, 2022
Hi, I'm a gymnast and I have the biggest mental block when it comes to back handsprings. I'm terrified of jumping back onto my hands, and whenever I do it with a spot I just kind of 'flop' back. This is mainly because I'm not flexible at all (my back and shoulder flexibility is the worst). I stretch all the time but it doesn't really help. I've never had any mental blocks when learning tucks/aerials and my front handspring (right now for back tumbling I just do round-off tucks, without the bhs), it's just this one specific skill that keeps getting me stuck. I need to get it in like 1 month to try out for optionals (level 6/7) it's one of the only skills that I'm currently missing. Any advice?