This week was a very productive one in my progress to doing a backflip. I was able to gain access to anytime fitness in order to practice the drills that were shown in my previous post. The videos of these drills are linked below.
Overall, I feel like I am ready to perform the flip. The only thing standing in my way is the mental aspect. As long as I have a proper spotter, I am confident, I just need to find that person.
Like any other activity, there are things I can still work on that I see when looking at the videos. I have plenty of height on my jump, and have no problem performing the jump and tuck. The biggest issue I see was the back-somersault motion. The way I see it, I roll backward in a very awkward way. It takes me a while to roll backward, when it should be a smooth motion with little to no hesitation.
Nonetheless, I believe that if I keep working on the motion it will become more natural, and I will be able to do the motion better when I eventually decide to actually attempt the flip. I am very happy with the progress made this week, and I look forward to continuing making progress.