Once upon a time, long, long ago… We had the honor of hiring and bringing to the United States two World Champion tumbling coaches. Why they came here is another interesting story that perhaps we will tell sometime later, but … Continue reading
The question often arises as to whether trampolines and tumble tramps are good learning device and progressions for regular gymnasts. Some coaches and gymnasts feel that since it is so much easier to learn skills on apparatus that provides more … Continue reading
Why is it that in a sport like gymnastics where strength is obviously a basic essential and a key to gaining a competitive advantage is not weight training more common? The science of strength training deals almost exclusively with weight … Continue reading
The first and most important topic in gymnastics instruction is how to stay safe and uninjured. The following is a list of some of the things you can do to help ensure your safety and the safety of others. Be … Continue reading
Subject: Pronunciation of Barani Hi, My question is this: what is the correct spelling and pronunciation for a “no handed round off”? Thanks Interesting trivia question. I take it that you are referring to “barani” when you ask this question. … Continue reading
The Importance of Flexibility You have to be flexible to be successful in gymnastics for three big reasons. There are some skills that you just won’t be able to do if you are not flexible enough. There are some ways … Continue reading
While it has always been widely known that gymnasts often develop close friendships, especially when they have reached the team level, a 1996 scientific study by Wiess, Smith and Theeboom investigate the topic in depth. How To Win Friends One … Continue reading
Full Turn: A 360 degree turn gymnastics or dance skill required on both floor and beam. The turn is traditionally done on one foot and the arms and legs are held and used in a variety of optional positions. Retail … Continue reading
Full-in, Full-out: A double twisting double somersault with a full twist on the first salto and a full twist on the second salto. Also called a full-out.
Full-in, Back-out: A double salto with a full twist with the full twist being performed during the first salto. Also called a Full-in.