Watch gymnast perform incredible backflip from a seated position


#1

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#2

That music is so awful. The guy did something too, right?


#3

You can tell he’s still trying to nail the landing…


#4

Meanwhile, at Shaolin Temple 300 years ago…


#5

That seems like it would be extremely stessful and possibly damaging to the knees and ankle joints.

But, one the other hand, this is superhero level fitness, therefore awesome.


#6

Is it bad that I was disappointed he didn’t stick it? I’m surprised how fast I went from “That’s insane!” to “pu-shaw… always a step”.

BTW, for the record, I too am not the other gymnast who can do this.


#7

I was doing this just the other day. Unfortunately, my iphone was out of film.


#8

I can do this, too. Except for the flipping part at the end.


#9

Better than Transcendental Meditation’s “levitation” (“yogic flying”).

tm%20levitation


#10

Side topic here, i’m still quite impressed that anyone can do backflips at all.

I seem to have some sort of mental block on being upsidedown full stop, i’ve tried many times but freak out every single time, i absolutely cannot handle it at all for some reason and just shut down if it ever happens. Even slightly freaked out in a hospital once when they tilted the bed a fair bit. :open_mouth:


#11

Now that I can do!


#12

That was awesome! I can’t even do a no-hands kip-up any more.


#13

Me either. Used to could. Can’t no mo. But I can eat this whole hamburger, and this one and that one, and drink all of that over there, watch.


#14

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