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How to Do a Perfect Backflip on a Trampoline

Rahul Thadani Nov 1, 2018
Here is a step-by-step guide for someone who is interested performing a backflip on a trampoline. This trick can be mastered with some dedicated practice sessions. Getting over the fear of not completing the flip is important here.
A trampoline serves many purposes for people of different ages. While it is a great source of entertainment and recreational fun for children, it is a handy piece of exercise equipment for grown-ups too. Jumping on a trampoline is a fun way of getting a thorough workout.
Backflips, somersaults, and other tricks are a great way to enhance the fun quotient of this increasingly popular piece of equipment. Though many people try backflips, not everyone can pull it off correctly. The most important thing to remember is to be confident of yourself, and to land on your feet.

Step-by-Step Instructions

A trampoline can also be a dangerous piece of equipment, as one can fall on unexpected objects and in unpredictable positions. Many people have suffered serious injuries by falling off a trampoline, so you must be extremely careful while using it.
It is advisable that you get used to bouncing on a trampoline, before you attempt the backflip. Once you have reached a suitable level of experience, you can try out these following steps.
1. Always carry out enough stretching and warmup exercises before beginning your attempt. Failure to do so can lead to muscle injuries.
2. Get used to the trampoline by jumping and bouncing around for some time. Do not step on the trampoline and right away attempt a backflip. Take your time to find your rhythm.
3. Now, you need to start jumping harder in order to get a higher jump. The key is to get maximum height on the jump. Over time, you will be able to jump higher and also maintain balance while doing so.

4. As you jump higher, try to arch your back.
5. Once you learn how to jump higher and maintain balance, attempt a backflip. You may have to practice, before you can actually master it. Don't give up, in case you are unable to execute the move successfully in the first few attempts.
6. Never lose your bearings, and always remember the size of the trampoline. Falling off the trampoline when you are inverted in the air is a risky proposition.

7. It is advisable to keep a friend or family member close by to help you out, in case you fall off and seriously hurt yourself.
The dangers of performing this trick are very real. Landing in the wrong position can cause serious injuries. The neck and the spinal cord are very fragile parts of the anatomy, and the slightest force on them can cause major damage. There have been reported cases of people getting paralyzed due to a neck or spinal injury.
There's no great secret to this trick, and anyone can learn how to do a backflip on a trampoline as long as they get over the fear. With some practice and confidence, you can easily start doing backflips.