Backbend from standing advice

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  1. spidersam

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    hey all! I’m struggling to get the backbend from standing. I can go into the wheel pose just pushing up from the ground. I can also walk my hands down the wall into the backbend.

    But when I do it on my own onto a couch, my hands slide out when I hit the surface and I land on my head. Anyone else experience this or have advice?
     
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    What is the reason you are working on this?
     
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    Personal goals, would like to achieve some low level gymnastics skills (such as backbends, cartwheels, backhand springs, etc)
     
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    Fair enough. You posted in the Chinese martial arts section, I was wondering if this was specifically connected to your training.
     
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    Oh I see. Reason is, many wushu/KF students are able to do these moves.
     
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    Yes, if you are doing the performance-oriented Modern Wushu. If you are doing the older, traditional fighting Kung fu, then probably not.

    Some years ago I was working on back bends too. My lower back began to ache consistently, so I stopped doing it. I have no need for it, in what I train.
     
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    yes indeed, when I was a young kid 10 or so, that was all the rage and I couldn't do it then, but I could do an Ariel somersault, and I can do that now either.
     

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