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Firstly landing in ‘flat-back’ onto crash mat behind the feet. The body is kept totally straight and tense whilst falling back, with arms crossed over chest and chin tucked in securely.
This progression attempts to remove all fear of falling backwards.
Then on mat from low bounces pushing feet forwards and hips UP is practiced, landing in flat-back position so as to practice not travelling backwards. ie Hips should land roughly where the feet took off from.
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