I had an e-mail from my good friend Brandi Smith-Young of Perfect 10 Physical Therapy. She and I have collaborated many times over the years on ways to keep gymnasts healthy and how to incorporate injury prevention into your practices. This last year we went in a new direction with ways to KEEP THE COACHES HEALTHY! Not just with exercises and stretches for coaches but with good technique in spotting.
In one of the lectures we had done together at Gymnastics Association of Texas conference (GAT) I covered safer ways to spot back handsprings. Ways that minimize the abuse our arms, back and shoulders take.
Here is a quick video that I put together explaining a few of the ways.
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