Back lever

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T rests shoulders on B's thighs , and B grasps T’s backwardly raised arms at the wrists (picture 1). T then raises the legs slowly and smoothly in line with the body (picture 2) as B leans back and supports T’s weight by pulling with the arms.

Abrupt movements must be avoided as they will cause loss of balance for B. The closer to the vertical T is, the less strenuous this lever is to hold, but it looks best with T in a more inclined position.

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Filmpje: Hugo en Dion,
Trio-foto: Rosie Marley
Black and white: Balancing & Sport Acrobatics, Stan Buchholtz, 1978