Bridge Jumps

Description: From bridge small jump to get legs and knees together.

Goal: Body position for back handspring
Objective: Leg strength for jumping into back handspring.

Equipment: Sturdy Elevated Surface (Folded Panel Mat, Wedge, Couch)
Reps: 3 sets of 5
Time: 10 – 15 min

  1. From an elevated bridge, feet higher than hands on a sturdy surface.
  2. Bend knees and do a small hop/jump to lift legs together off the elevated surface, but not over to feet.
  3. Land back in elevated bridge. Finish in bridge before going to ground.


  • Be sure to land and finish in a bridge before going to the ground. Don’t fall to ground.
  • After each bridge, be sure to tuck into a ball and roll back and forth, this will put the spine back into proper alignment.

Things To Watch For:

  • Head looking at ground, should stay between arms, looking forward.
  • Kicking with one leg.

Skills This Helps:

  • Back Handspring