Back handsprings can benefit from feeling the Lean back action in a simpler way. Also, getting familiar with the hollow chest to open chest and shoulders and the legs pushed open hips on a single tight arch body unit this drill helps the athlete train the lean back action.
This action is performed several times in a row with a coach’s assistance. In the second variation, the gymnast continues the lean back action with the legs pushes while opening her body to a tight arch position before adding the jump back to the resi-mat. The gymnast may practice simpler lean backs and arches without jumps forearm swing. They can add the legs jump to the back flying phase to the resi-mat. Finally, the gymnast can add the arm swing to train all the motions needed.