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nip-up

(nĭp′ŭp′)
n. Sports
An acrobatic spring from a supine to an upright position.
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n.
a calisthenic routine or gymnastic move of springing to one's feet from a supine position.
[1935–40]
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"My biggest question was the nip-up. The braces that I had are nonexistent anymore so I had new knee braces on.  So that was really the million-dollar question, 'Okay if I can make the nip-up everything else' - I can make the elbow, you practically just fall off the top rope," Michaels said on (https://art19.com/shows/ecs-pod-of-awesomeness) E&C Pod of Awareness back in November.
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I don't have to do backbends and nip-ups and cartwheels anymore," she says, "but I am very active."