Backward Roll to Handstand takes the backward roll to the next level by adding a handstand at the end of the skill. In order to stabilize the body when pushing up to the handstand, a tight body position must be maintained. Because this movement requires you to turn upside down, it is advised that this skill be performed over a soft surface or a mat. Scale by performing backward rolls.
- begin in a stand
- follow the initial process of performing a backward roll
- as body turns over and you feel the pressure against the floor with your hands, begin extending legs and drive toes towards the ceiling while maintaining a tight body position
- extend elbows to finish in a handstand, keeping in mind not to throw head out and arch the back (head should be neutral and eyes should look at hands)
- carefully step down to finish in a stand