Learning To Do a Front Flip

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    Learning To Do a Front Flip

    So coming from no gymnastics experience, I'd like to learn to land a front flip, and I'd like to master it in 13 months. For those of you who might know, does that seem doable? And if so, what sort of progression should I use to get there? Like, what moves should I master first, etc.

    #2
    As you're used to training and it's a rather technical move it should be pretty doable if you have a place somewhere with a good mattress for the initial training. Here is a video tutorial with form cues for the move. He doesn't mention any real requirements to start learning the move, so I guess it's fine if you want to get right on it.
    I once saw a video of someone deciding to try the back flip and learning it in a few hours on the same day, just by endlessly repeating the move. So the requirements can't be that hard strength wise or he would quickly have been too tired to get any progress there. The same should hold true for the front flip.

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      #3
      It definitely should be doable. If you have access to a trampoline, you could just try it there. On a trampoline you get more air time, making it easier to learn the skill, plus you are less likely to injure yourself.
      definitely do it with some cushioning until you get the rotation right, then work on the landing

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        #4
        Backing Artemi on this one, GNT is pretty much the place for fancy move tutorials 13 months is more than enough in my opinion.

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          #5
          Good news! I've found a gymnastics gym quite close to my house that offers gymnastics lessons for adults! I can start learning the basics there (for the event I want to learn this for, it would be nice to be able to do several other gymnastic tricks in addition to the flip) and I'll have somewhere to practice until I feel comfortable doing the move without a mat! Which I need, cause the place where I'm planning on ultimately doing this...yeah there's not gonna be a mat.

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            #6
            That sounds perfect. I'm sure you have mastered all the skills in short time

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