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tucking?
« on: January 05, 2010, 03:57:16 AM »
Ok so i know i tend to ask alot of questions, but im amateur so i kind of see everyone here as my go to guys/gals. anyways on with my question, my problem with front/backflips aer that i DO NOT tuck quickly enough, i have been using 2 old mattresses i put in my backyard to jump onto, but i keep videotaping myself to see what my problem is, and its still i dont tuck near as fast enough, so i was wondering if theres some type of drill or exrecise that i can learn to tuck quicker, or should i just continue to keep practicing my flips and hop;e i learn from there? (i have a spotter, and i know HOW to do a front and back flip, i just cant actually perform either.)
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Re: tucking?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 09:21:11 AM »
post a video.

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Re: tucking?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 09:46:27 PM »
I know that the issue I have is not tucking hard enough, which I attribute to weak core muscles. maybe try strengthening your abs and obliques and lower back muscles to give you a more solid tuck
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Re: tucking?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 10:16:14 PM »
alright ill work on my core some more, and ill try and post a video, i also noticed i tend to jump forward instead of upward, so its more like a diveroll.
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Re: tucking?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »
alright ill work on my core some more, and ill try and post a video, i also noticed i tend to jump forward instead of upward, so its more like a diveroll.
Well, that might be part of the problem. I've noticed that when practicing flips onto my trampoline, moving forward more than up really reduces your air time, forcing you to tuck faster than you have to. Maybe work on your vertical more and see if the same tuck timing works better that way. If not, the try practicing jumping straight up and tucking your knees to your chest hard and fast (without actually flipping) right before the peak of the jump. Once you got this, just combine it with the rotation of the rest of your body during the flip. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Re: tucking?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 10:49:47 AM »
My mentor said it's always too early to untuck. A good Hard tuck will get you around fast. Can't say anymore cause everyone already said enough 8)
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