Johnson: A gymnastics floor skill named after U.S. gymnast Brandy Johnson. It consists of a switch-split leap forward with leg change and ¼ turn to side split leap or straddle pike position. The skill has been rated by the FIG … Continue reading
Jeté: A gymnastics and ballet movement where a gymnast throws their leg and takes off from one foot and lands one foot. It also means to throw or to toss or a sharp movement that either describes a throw of … Continue reading
Jaeger: A high bar and uneven bar gymnastics skill consisting of a front salto release to a re-catch of the bar. It can be done in the tuck, pike, straddle and layout positions and also with twisting. An alternate spelling … Continue reading
Isometric Stretching: Isometric stretching is a type of static stretching (meaning it does not involve motion) which involves the resistance of muscle groups through isometric contraction of the stretched muscles.. The use of isometric stretching is one of the fastest … Continue reading
Iron Cross: A strength move performed on the still rings, in a straight body or ” L” position, with the body perpendicular to the floor and the arms stretched straight out perpendicular to the body.
Isometric Muscle Contraction: An isometric muscle contraction when your muscle contracts, but does not change in length. A common example of an isometric muscle contraction is hanging from a chin-up bar with your arms bent at 90 degrees. In this … Continue reading
Inward Turn: A gymnastics or ballet turn on the feet (foot) in the opposite direction of the supporting leg. In other words, if a gymnast does a traditional full turn on the left leg turning it to the left, an … Continue reading
Inverted Cross: A gymnastics skill performed on the still rings. It is an inverted handstand position, with the arms stretched straight out from the shoulders perpendicular to the body. Essentially it is an upside-down iron cross.
Hurdle: This term refers to a gymnastics transition from a run to a tumbling skill, most commonly a round-off or a front handspring. A hurdle resembles a skip. In actual gymnastics competition, the hurdle is done from a full-speed run. … Continue reading
Humphrey: A floor skill named after U.S. gymnast Terin Humphrey. She first performed it in international competition in 2004. It consists of switch split leap forward with a ¼ turn to side split leap or straddle pike position. It has … Continue reading