I am doing gymnastics training, our class is learning about basic backflip. I have read few cases where people land improperly, and hurt their leg, neck, shoulder etc. Is there anyway to prevent backflip injuries? Any training on how to break a fall, or improper rotation? In basketball , there are ways to counter a bad layup fall or baseball (such as falling on the slide, or sliding on the ground, instead of hard landing).
Just curious what they teach in gymnastics as far as preventing bad flip issues?