Posts Tagged ‘backflip’

Webster In A Week: A lesson in procrastination

    After procrastinating for the entire week I was in a rush on Sunday to land a webster and complete this weeks endeavor. Unfortunately, as I learned in school, waiting until the last-minute and rushing to be done returns half-assed results. So, as you can see in yesterdays post, and video, I had not completed a webster in the good-looking fashion that I had hoped.

    When I went back out yesterday evening I viewed it as one last opportunity to land a smooth webster before the end of the week. After a few more attempts on flat ground I was still landing in a squatted position which doesn’t have the aesthetic appeal that I am looking for. Walking through the park behind my house I was hoping to find a small ledge or hill that I could flip off of. This would add some extra height and time to rotate allowing me to land in a standing position. Continue reading

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First backflip!

I just did my first flat ground backflip! And then a few more just for fun. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsxMqH

Afraid to Flip: A confidence building week.

On a few occasions as a kid I was taken to a gymnastics gym, usually for a friends birthday party. I always had a blast doing flips and tricks on the trampolines or into the foam pit. A gym would be the perfect place to learn a backflip, with padded floors, a spring board, and possibly somebody to give me advice. On Wednesday I began searching for local gyms, and when they had open gym times. After calling a few local gyms I realized that most don’t allow adults. The closest one that I could find with adult open gym was an hour away, with open gym on Monday and Tuesday. By now I had wasted most of my evening and it was necessary that I made some progress. Continue reading

Afraid To Flip: One week to land a backflip.

    Unfortunately I did not end up posting this last night as expected. After working two doubles in a row, right at the beginning of my week, I haven’t made any progress on the backflip either. This week only has one rule; by Monday at 12:00 A.M. I will have the confidence to land a standing backflip on flat ground. Sounds like an easy challenge to me; I am more than confident that I have the physical ability to land a backflip. Although, every time I prepare I hit a mental roadblock, I am held back by some irrational fear that keeps me from even attempting. Over the remainder of this week my main objective is to break myself of this fear. Continue reading