Hello, my name is Amber Nimedez-Lyftogt with LIVESTRONG,COM, and I'm going to teach you how to do a backhand spring without hyper-extending your arms. Now, this is only if you already know how to do a backhand spring. You're going to do a core drill here, hollow body hold, nice and tight and you're just going to hold this for about 20 seconds. And then you're going to release down, take a rest and what this is doing is really helping with your core. You have to have a tight core and tight arms and tight shoulders to really pull up that backhand spring without hyper-extending those arms. So, again, hollow body hold, squeezing your gluts, squeezing your legs together, pausing your low back into the floor and then release it. Now, the other exercise that I'm going to have you do is just arm raises up and then a shoulder shrug. Okay. So, you're going to raise your arms up above your head and then you're going to do a shoulder shrug. So, you're pushing your arms away from your body. Couple more; up, shrug. Up, shrug. Up and shrug. Okay. So, you want to do about maybe about three sets of ten of those. And then, the next exercise is going to be a downward facing dog. So, you're going to go ahead, tuck your toes under, lift your hips nice and high and then I want you to really shrug your shoulders here. So, relax and then shrugging it. Relax, shrug up. Relax, shrug up. You're going to hold that position nice and tight with the arms and release down. So, the thing that you want to really think about when you're in the backhand spring is to really have strong arms, strong shoulders and a tight core. You don't want to think about landing your backhand spring in a locked arm position; nice and soft, but strong. Okay. So, those are some exercises and drills to help you not hyper-extend your arms while you're doing a backhand spring. My name is Amber Nimedez-Lyftogt with LIVESTRONG.COM.