At a certain age, you supposed to say to yourself: “well, I’m too old for this sh*t!” For me, that age is 60 years old.
(and that’s negotiable, upwards of course).
This is why I decided that my next challenge for the next 30 days will be to learn how to do a backflip =)
Is considered to be a basic skill, not because it’s a simple move to learn, but because it’s a good base exercise for more advanced moves.
That is one of the reasons why I chose to start with the backflip – but mostly because it looks like a whole lot of fun.
So, how to do it:
1. Begin in a standing position (that’s easy, come on, get up from bed).
2. Make a 360° rotation with your body (while you are in the air of course).
3. End in a standing position (as you seen in section 1. – that’s easy =).
Let’s break it down, it comes down to two major movements:
From a standing position, jump as high as you can while lifting your knees to your chest.
At that moment, when your knees are close to your chest, you need to take a leap of faith and lean backward (make sure you start practicing on a big mattress before you do it on the floor).
Now, all that’s left to do is – practice, practice, practice…
I got myself really excited the day before (mostly by watching every YouTube video about backflips that’s ever been made!).
I invited some friends to just hang out and watch how I progress, making my goal public so I won’t back off from taking myself out of my comfort zone when things will start to be a bit difficult for me, and sure enough, they did.
Started by just standing with my back to a big mattress and waiting for something to magically happen…