so, say i wanted to specifically train for standing backflips.

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  1. KingGargantuan

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    i know i'd need explosive power from the bottom half so i'm assuming power cleans for starters. done right, of course. i suck at them. video to come later.

    what else might work?

    back and abs, knee raises maybe?
     
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    best practice is just doing them over and over

    from what i've seen at my old man's school, you need at least 1 guy to support your back while you do them... eventually, you would need less and less support
     
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    I suggest looking in the yellow pages for your local ninja dojo's and see how much their personal training costs. If you want to train at home though just get some swiss balls and try jumping strait up and down on them as high as you can for an hour a day, only do this on a concrete floor like your garage though.
     
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    :rofl:

    it's something i've come close to doing in the past, doing it off chairs or with someone supporting my lower back. it has been a goal of mine since i was a teen. :eek4:
     
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    just practice with jumping into pools first then onto trampolines.
     
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    i can do it in a pool just fine, i dont have the height or the rotation speed to do it on the ground.
     
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    if you want ones done by different people, i can post those up too
     
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    sure, that'd be great! thanks
     
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    after watching a few of those vids of people making it look easy i cant help but think of the numerous neck injuries that arose from trying it without spotters.
     
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    the people who i've seen the most doing backflips are super skinny dudes.... so lose all your weight and strength and you should be awesome at them.
     
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    I can do them effortlessly on trampolines. How much harder is it on ground? A harder and faster tuck?
     
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    I can do them into a pool. :hsugh:
     
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    try it and post results
     
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    Haha, I just started trying to do them with no spotter on a regular gym mat. SCARY AS FUCK. I couldn't ever get rotated fast enough or jump high enough though.
     
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    I had never done a backflip into a pool or anything. Checked out tricktutorials.com and tried a few into a foam pit. After a few trys at that, could do it the ground. No problem. Once you get used to the motion, it becomes easy. I've never failed to land one, but my 35 inch vert gives me some advantage. If vert is your problem, you may want to try a back hand spring. It's just as scary, but it doesn't require the jumping ability of a backflip. Get used to the motion and then just turn it into a backflip.
     
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    For me all the strengthening needed was in the balls.
     
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    i'd kill myself trying
     
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    explosive lifting such as cleans and snatch probably wouldn't go astry, as would general plyo work.
     
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    that huge ass football player can do them :mamoru:
     
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    Im betting its WAY harder.
     
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