At your age or body type, can you still do the Cartwheel?

Cartwheel - Learned this even before it's taught in our P.E. class.
@modstar (9612)
Philippines
December 17, 2008 2:40am CST
i still can do it but not as beautiful as before when i was i high school lol! I feel heavy now and less daring to do a little stunt like the Cartwheel. How about you?
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• India
17 Dec 08
Cartwheel !!! Mate even if I give a small jump, the floor would shake ;) LOL to the topic though!!! Rated pos
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
Thanks mate lol! That's funny! well i guess you should train for other things other than cartwheel hehe.. We've had lots of earthquakes this year! lol! kidding! Good Day!
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• India
17 Dec 08
lol mate ;) And I do actually belong to a very earthquake prone district! ZONE 5, if you would understand !!! Now you have made me think :- Is there a connection ??? ;)
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
Not unless you have stairs or elevated grounds near you. lol! Do you have a twin brother in Japan or Turkey? lol!
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 08
Hi there...yes I can still do a cartwheel at my age now but need to do some stretching first. Last time schooldays I can just cart wheel instantly but now have to stretch first. Handstand and split still can do. This is something I must keep up because I love gymnastics
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
Cool! I've been stretching my legs as wide as i can but i still can't do split lol! I used to be in Thai Boxing but it's a shame on my part because i can't do splits! I'm a disgrace to Jean Claude Van Damme. Keep it up! Who knows, we might see you in the Olympics!
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
Hehhehe..........my sports idol is Nadia Commenaci
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
18 Dec 08
You are to funny my chubby behind couldn't do a cartwheel if my life depended on it. When I was little I could and even in my 30's not in my fortys my hips would fly off in different directions. Have a good day. YOur friend onlydia
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I'm starting to have a good day when you responded!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I was going to try to do a cartwheel. And my hip talked to me and said don't you dare I will fall off before you start. Have a great day now. Your friend onlydia
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Can i have a chat with your butt?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I don't know if i still can... but i was good at doing cartwheels when i was a teenager and younger... but during that time... we would always go to the park and play... but nowadays... we don't hang out at the park anymore... but spend a lot of our free time in the mall... and it is very embarrassing to do the cartwheel there...
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Ah huh! It's really pretty embarrassing to do a Cartwheel at the mall because some guards might think there's a commotion or something lol!
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@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
i cannot do it anymore! waahhhhhhhh!!!! i used to do it perfectly when i was younger. Like in my teens. Well, with the age, i have gained weight and i don't want to try to do it anymore. he he he. interesting topic, modstar. it made me smile. have a great day! =)
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I'm glad you liked my topic. It just popped out into my mind. It's the same with me, at my age my Cartwheel is not as perfect back when i was a kid.
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• United States
21 Dec 08
Nope, but then again i haven't been able to do a cartwheel since i hit puberty..to top heavy. I have tried and it just doesn't work well.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
I can! and I can still do a back bend and split too! of course you may have to call 911 after! hahahah!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
Can i call them now and put them on standby as we witness you do the cartwheel? I may not be able to carry you alone.
• United States
25 Jan 09
I would if I were you! lol!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I called HBO too and asked this event to be a Pay Per View special.
• United States
21 Dec 08
I have an amazing and uncanny ability to do just about anything. A cartwheel is one of those things. =D
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
How about a no-hand double back tumbling? hehe..
• United States
21 Dec 08
Honestly, now seriously... I could probably do it. I'll make a video of me doing it and I'll post it on youtube!! *rushes to make the video*
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
Careful because you might break your neck. I saw some incidents where they tried and failed and now paralyzed.
• Canada
1 Mar 09
The last time I tried I pulled a muscle in my groin. THAT was NOT a fun time, let me tell you. I have not tried it since. Neither do I intend to repeat that mistake.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
You only need a little stretching then you're set for another cartwheel.
• Canada
2 Mar 09
well now, that all depends on how you expect to stretch the groin muscles, nudge nudge wink wink, now doesn't it? lol
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I have never been able to do one. I'm just too clumsy. I am very flexible as I do yoga and excersise. Still, could never do that and trust me I used to try endlessly. I can't dive well either....just never could do it.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I don't dive much. I have this fear of me hitting the end of the pool. That would mean the end of me. lol!
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
25 Jan 09
yes...that too. My little brain could not possibly benefit from anymore head slams than it already has.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Hi modstar..I do stretches and such everyday..I can still do a cartwheel.Lol although I haven't in a long time.I taught my girls how to one. And with one hand..lol
• India
17 Dec 08
I am jealous Jenin, Could you reveal your age???
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
I can do one hand too but i might break my shoulders lol!
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@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
Nah, i really cant do it. I am very chubby and with my age, i dont have capable to do that cartwheel. But maybe if im thin and young, i surely can.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
There's really not much purpose in doing cartwheels anyway so it's ok.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
2 Mar 09
Cartwheel and me ! Id end up with so many bruises and aches and pains, I shudder even to think of it. No thanks.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
Same here. With my left hand even.
@jpso138 (7842)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
Well, I can still do it until now. I have worked with the rescue unit for quite a long time. Now I am working with our swat unit. So physically, I am very much active and can still do a lot of heavy physical activities. There is really a difference when you do not move a lot and stay inactive. Best to you!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
Wow! Interesting job! That takes a lot of dedication huh?
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Even with my back problems and age, if I stretch before trying, I can still do a cartwheel. It may not be as well presented as it was 15 years ago, but I can do it!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
A cartwheel, no matter how, is still a cartwheel.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I never was able to do a cartwheel. It could be my body type, or I just didn't have the coordination. I'm a little too front heavy to make it work.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
Hmm, i guess that makes it a little more difficult for you. Let's jog instead. Lol!
@busibee (187)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I can still do cartwheels... not that I do them very often... haha. I took gymnastics when I was young and I also used to take dance classes so I learned a lot of that stuff early. I was never able to do a backflip or anything fancy like that... but the simple things I could do (and still do). XOXO
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
You're one beautiful gymnast!
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I haven't tried but I'm sure I could do it. I'm in good shape and am only 20 so lol maybe i'll try to do one today while i'm outside at some point. lol i'll just randomly do it when i'm walking. hehe
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Ahh 20, i'm sure you can. And i'm sure your dog can too! hehe kidding!
@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
21 Dec 08
I can! I used to study gymnastics when I was younger, and cartwheel has got to be the easiest move along with the handstand. I can do them both. I used to be able to do a lot more, however I have lost some of the flexibility I had, so it's scary now to attempt them!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
I just can't envision myself doing a hand stand. I've tried but failed. There must be something about my body that makes it impossible lol! Maybe my hands are not wide enough to keep my body upward.
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@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I can not do a cartwheel, I am a little too heavy to do that and I think I will hurt some muscles trying it.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
You'll break your high heels too!
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