Performing a backbend kickover requires mastery of several other gymnastic elements, particularly the bridge, backbend, handstand and lunge. Flexibility is a key element in performing the move. Performers may find it difficult to complete at first, but with steady practice, they will find that their skill levels have improved.Continue Reading
Backbend kickovers require a strong core and muscular shoulders. It can take weeks to master. Professional gymnasts recommend that beginners learn the backbend kickover in stages.