My name is Kari Pearce, and I'm a personal Trainer at The New York Health and Racquet Club. Back in the day I was a national champion in gymnastics. So let's talk tumbling. This video is on how to clean up your backhand spring. There are many moving parts when you do a back handspring. If you clean it up, it will be much more powerful and easier to do. It is important to know how to do a clean back handspring because it's such an important move and a building block for gymnastics. Don't try a back handspring unless you know that you are ready. The three things to look for in a nice clean back handspring are straight legs, straight arms and a head in alignment. It is important to start your back handspring off with straight legs. Once you jump off the ground you want to extend your legs fully so that you can keep straight legs throughout the entire move. It's also important to have straight arms because you will be much more powerful and the back handspring will be much quicker so you can develop skills out of the backhand spring as well and the head in alignment will keep that nice tight back handspring position that you want.