I’ve got my first back somersault!
This has been a long road. Moving into plyometric gymnastic training is not something you should just ‘jump’ in to. It’s taken me almost 3 years of prehabilitation to get here. This back flip is a good one for me, but every so often I get this voice in my head that shouts “what the f@&k are you doing? You’re 40 years old. You are going to hurt yourself!”. Most the time this happens whilst I’m on the ground and I just look a dick…but twice now I’ve bottled it whilst upside down! I came straight down into my neck…the second time my instructor fell on top of me as he tried to rescue me. I’ve been unhurt both times. Using prehabilitation you can protect your body against likely injuries…whatever the sport or occupation. There is risk in everything we do. So protect your body against life