Mentality of Flips(Forward rotations etc.)

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Mentality of Flips(Forward rotations etc.)

Postby Chris Hopkins » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:53 am

Ive been recently trying to learn how to do flips mainly forward flips to get over my fear but Ive noticed that every time i jump high enough i don't tuck right and every time i tuck right its because i don't jump high enough. I've been trying the off small verges near sand (which is probably not best) and keep landing on my butt! Im not sure if this is a mental block or not?
I would also like to train in a gym of some sort and i live in NEWCASTLE so if anyone knows of anything please tell me.
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Re: Mentality of Flips(Forward rotations etc.)

Postby Dave » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:39 pm

It's probably both a mental block and a physical lack.

For somersaults, standing jumps and anything that requires very fast acceleration you need to be able to coordinate your whole body and accelerate quickly. Both coordination and acceleration are controlled by your mind (getting faster is sometimes just about deciding to go faster) but it's your muscles that have to do it (they need to be strong and flexible enough to generate the acceleration).
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