Aerial: A skill performed without the hands touching the floor or the apparatus. Most commonly used to refer to an aerial cartwheel or aerial (front) walkover which can be done on beam and floor. Aerial Walkover Video ↑ Aerial Cartwheel animation
Adolph: A front somersault (usually layout) with 3½ twists done on trampoline. Adolph – front 3½ twist – done on backyard trampoline Retail Price: $57 On Sale for only $47! This e-Book is delivered Immediately. Start learning today… Or … Continue reading
Adductor Muscles: The pair of adductor muscles on the inside of the thighs pull the legs toward each other. These are the muscles that must be stretched in order to perform a straddle split. When walking and running, the adductors … Continue reading
Adduction: Hip adduction is bringing the knees together. Shoulder adduction is pressing the arms downward while out to the side.
Adagio: Adagio means slow, in ballet and dance it means a slow, sustained movement In music notation, Adagio means “slowly.” In dance and ballet, the word adagio does not refer to the music accompaniment, but to the type of ballet … Continue reading
Active Stretching: An example of this method of active flexibility stretching is doing high kicks with the leg. This is the type of flexibility exercise has more potential for muscle tears and soreness than passive or partner stretching, which is the … Continue reading
Acrobatics: A gymnastics term for control skills requiring balance, strength, and/or flexibility. Sometimes called corner skills in men’s gymnastics. For women, it includes some of the slower, more controlled elements, like a front walkover. See also -Sports Acrobatics.
Acro: Term referring to tumbling skill on beam or floor exercise, used most commonly when describing combination dance-acro requirements.
Abduction: In general, refers to movements moving outward from the center of the body. Hip abduction is moving the legs, knees and feet outward. Shoulder abduction is moving the arms and hands out to the side. Abduction, for gymnastics, usually … Continue reading
10.0: The highest possible and most desired routine/execution score for gymnasts to achieve on a single routine. In the past and perhaps in the future, at least for international gymnastics, execution scores are scored out of a 10.0 and difficulty scores are … Continue reading