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 get your back leg up during a leap. It is important to get your back leg up during a leap because your legs must be even to reach 180 degrees in the air. In order to get your back leg up and leaping, you have to make sure that you have a nice split. In order to get a nice split make sure that you are stretching many times a day. One drill you can do to get your back leg up is simple leg drives like this. Perform against the wall, your two hands on the wall driving your back leg up as hard as you can. Perform three sets of 15 of these every day. In order to perform a leap you will take a couple step entry, drive your front leg off the ground, then kick your back leg up as hard as you possibly can while maintaining a nice upright chest. You will land on your front leg with a nice soft knee so that you do not hurt yourself.