ankle flexibility and landing

Dave Stewart (Power Tumbler) had most flexible ankles I ever saw. He virtually never experienced any pain no matter how short rotation he landed.

Here’s a quick and easy test.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

If your gymnast is less flexible it’s even more important they not under-rotate backwards salto landings. Experiment, too, landing more toed-out to reduce the risk of landing injury.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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