What others say…
“As a Physical Therapist and former Certified Athletic Trainer, I feel promoting good mechanics with easy to
follow directions provides for less likelihood of poor outcome or injury. I like the easy to apply techniques in
this user friendly skill book. The knowledge behind the material encourages success. Great book.”
Jennifer Lutzyk, PT
“Great book! I already had some of the cheerleaders read a few of the paragraphs out of the book aloud in
class. Maybe they will get the hint, especially about the strength needed to do a back handspring.”
Jyl Brown, Elite Gymnastics
“Hi Rik, as a new dance studio owner who teaches basic acrobatics and tumbling your guide provides me and
my instructors with much needed information to keep my students safe and conditioned while learning! Thanks
so much! “
Kay Terry, Rising Star Family Dance Center / Plaistow, NH
“Great material. I have 2 younger cheer tumbling coaches that I shared it with and they ate it up. I am
interested in ordering several copies for reference and pro shop.”
Tom Auer, Racine Gymnastics Center / WI
“I thought the information provided in "Conditioning for Back Handspring Success" was great. I have several
girls that do privates and I have done some of these exercises with them and I can see a bit of improvement in
their back handsprings.
I am currently incorporating these techniques into my intermediate and advanced tumbling class this coming
year. I know the kids will definitely benefit.
I think all of the information was presented in a clear, easy to follow format and that I made a wise choice in
researching, finding and trying out your products. I am especially excited about the training course for
instructors so please keep me informed as to when this one will be available. Keep up the good work.”
Shawnte' Washington-Wrice, All Star Tumbling & Cheer / Atoka, OK
"Every tumbler wants to learn a back handspring but doesn't have the strength and flexibility to achieve it. This
book will enable you to improve your all around fitness thereby growing strong enough and flexible enough to
do them safely! "
Patti Komara / www.pattisallamerican.com / Dyer, IN
In a world where wants and needs are being fulfilled at an ever increasing pace there are still a few areas
where only hard work and determination will help the athlete achieve her desire - in this case - the
ability to do a back handspring.
However, if any one aspect of training could be said to include a bit of magic, it would have to be conditioning
(strength and flexibility). Flexibility is very important and should be a part of every athlete's training program,
however, increasing strength overall and in specific muscular strength to increase "core stability" or control of
the mid-section of the body will make the most noticeable difference in skill achievement.
will enable the introductory and even the returning athlete to
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Hard work and determination pays off!