Throwing my head back in a standing tuck

Ella.Runyan

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I need help not throwing my head back. I used to be a gymnast and now I dance. My coach wants me to do a standing tuck in a dance and I told her I would get it to show her that I can work hard and learn things quickly. I have been doing it off a mat in my basement but I keep throwing my head back. Do you guys have any tips on how I can stop throwing my head back. By the way I need to get it by Saturday
 

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How old are you? We cannot help you with a skill, online, with no video, in less than a week.
 

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I am 15 but I just want tips on how to not throw my head back. I don’t need it in a week. I just would like to make my coach proud. Like tips you have said in the past
 

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You must be 16 to join the Chalk Bucket for your safety and ours. You may continue to read posts if people answer after I ban you. Please come back when you are 16.
 

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The only safe way to learn the skill would be to get coaching from a qualified tumbling or gymnastics coach. Maybe you could get some private lessons at a gym near you.
I think that your initiative and determination is great but I would strongly not recommend trying this at home. It sounds like you have developed a bad habit already which is harder to overcome when learning a new skill. It is also very dangerous.
 

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I know this isn't what you want to hear, but the answer to "how do I fix this in less than a week in my basement without a coach" is: you don't. There are a number of drills I would use for this, but they all require mats and/or pits and/or a trampoline, and most importantly they all require a coach to be there to watch you.
 
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