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  • Doing a Flip at 30+?

    I've been doing YAYOG for a while now and want to meet my goal of being able to do pull-ups. It made me think of other fitness goals that fell by the wayside over the years.

    When I was 4 years old I took a gymnastics class. I didn't get to continue very long but the flexibility picked up there stayed with me through the years. One thing from that experience I really want to be able to do is a front flip.

    What can I do at home to ramp up to that ability? I'm not able to take a class now but am open to it in the near future.

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    A standing back flip is easier, frankly. Plus, I've written a tutorial on how to do one and haven't written one for a front flip, so...

    I'm 30+ and do flips all the time.

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    • #3
      You could check out Gold Medal Bodies. They have gymnastics programs for real people.

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      • #4
        I partly wish I hadn't read this. I'm now thinking I need to learn how to do a back flip. I'm 34.
        Healthy is the new wealthy.

        http://www.facebook.com/groups/ances...handnutrition/

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        • #5
          I'm 29, and I feel I need to learn how to do this as well :P

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          • #6
            Well then, let's all go for it!


            Gold Medal Bodies looks great. Hope to try it out soon!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ayumi View Post
              Well then, let's all go for it!


              Gold Medal Bodies looks great. Hope to try it out soon!
              I guess if people want a front flip guide I can write one of those, too.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                I guess if people want a front flip guide I can write one of those, too.
                Please. I also now feel the need to do one!
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                • #9
                  Agreed back flip would be easier. I can do a front handspring and a kip up at soon to be 35. Back flip I still only do on soft surface or on trampoline. From a stand still with very little bounce that is.

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                  • #10
                    Yes! And somersaults too?

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                    • #11
                      Uh oh, I feel a Burt Lancaster film session coming on ...

                      Yup, always wanted to be able to tumble but the closest I ever got was springboard diving. This thread has got me thinking ...
                      Me, My Father and The Alzheimer's - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread84213.html

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                      • #12
                        Ooh! I'm following this thread! My goal this year is also to do a pull-up, but I have also found myself more and more interested in acrobatics and more specifically aerial arts, and am starting to work on these. As a 30+ also myself, I realize I will never be in the elite, but I'm gonna try my best to fly, and be lithe like monkeys
                        Good luck to OP!!

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                        • #13
                          I'm 45 and would enjoy backflips as well as being able to walk on my hands. Never too late to learn!!! I'm doing YAYOG too amongst other things, it's a nice program

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                          • #14
                            If your kids have a trampoline (or your looking for an excuse to get one.... just blame the kids).... great way to train for this stuff IMO. I have a blast with my boys doing stupid stuff on that thing.

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                            • #15
                              This is interesting, but there's no way I could locate coaching and equipment locally.

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