How to do a Gymnastic Back Handspring
In this lesson you will learn how to do a gymnastic back handspring. Before you try the back handspring, you should learn the gymnastic handstand, the back roll to handstand and a few bridge variations. The gymnastic back handspring should go back, not up. For beginners it often seems easier to swing the arms very far and jump up, but again, a proper back handspring goes back and you should not over-arch your back. Try to keep your abdominals tight and fully extend your knees and your elbows. Find more gymnastics instructions at artistic gymnastics main.