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Mar 14, 2009
West Coast
I need to add the sheep jump into my routines for next year, settling for a really good one on floor and maybe a wimpy one on beam. Anyway, I have a pretty flexible back, I can put my feet flat on the floor with my chest on the ground (if you know what I mean?) so I didn't think it would be too hard, but apparently I need to touch my head and I'm not even close to there. I'm trying to push my hips forward and arch more, but I just end up either in a spread-out position or landing hard with my hand on the ground because I'm not getting the timing right. Also, do the knees have to be together or just the feet? Any tips for me?
Do you have the strength? You're going to need to be able to pull your legs up behind you like crazy (back muscles in particular). Reach UP, then pull your toes up behind you and look up and back for them.

A proper sheep jump will indeed have your knees together. Good luck.
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