Exercise 1.) Let’s start with the snap down. Start in a handstand (it does not have to be perfect) and snap your feet to the ground by pushing off with your shoulders and using your abs. Your hands should leave the ground before your feet hit. Land with your feet together and lift your chest in order to bring your arms straight up. After you have snapped your feet down, finish by jumping up. Do this about 10 times in a row. It will make your shoulders and your abs stronger. It will also make it easier to finsh your backhanspring.
Exercise 2.) Get a GOOD spotter. Start with your feet together and hands to your side. Have your spotter place their hands in a spotting position (if on your left side – spotter place right hand on mid back and left hand on back of thigh). NOw throw a backhandspring and when you finish step forward and throw another. Do 5 in a row and the spotter will help you out if you get tired. This Exercise will not only make you feel more comfortable about the backhandspring, but will improve your strength in your legs. You will start throwing your backhandsprings a lot easier the next day or 2 after.