Fouetté: A term applied to a whipping gymnastics and ballet dance movement. The movement may be a short whipped movement of the raised foot as it passes rapidly in front of or behind the supporting foot or the sharp whipping … Continue reading
Forward Somersault: A front salto tumbling skill on the floor exercise or balance beam or done as a beam mount, done in the tuck, pike or layout positions. Retail Price: $57 On Sale for only $47! This e-Book is delivered … Continue reading
Fontaine: An uneven bar dismount named after U.S. gymnast Larissa Fontaine. She first performed the skill in the 1994 World Championships. The double somersaulting dismount is a back tuck with ½ twist into a front. The skill is rated by … Continue reading
Flyaway: A back salto dismount from either the unevens or high bar. Can be done in tuck pike or layout.
Floor Exercise: A gymnastics event which is competed by both men and women, where the gymnast performs tumbling and acrobatic passes on a 40 foot square spring floor. Women’s floor exercise is done to music.
Flip-Flop: Also known as a Flic-Flac or Back Handspring
Flip: Tumbling element that rotates about the transverse (horizontal) axis. Also called somersault, a salto or somie. Retail Price: $57 On Sale for only $47! This e-Book is delivered Immediately. Start learning today… Or click: Secrets to 10.0 World Class … Continue reading
Fliffis: Any double somersault with a twist including double front with a ½ twist, full-in, ½ in-½ out and full-out.
Flic-Flac: Also known as a Flip-Flop or Back Handspring. This tumbling element is used in a majority of back tumbling passes on the floor exercise. It’s also used a great deal on the balance beam.
Flexion: Movement about a joint in which bones on either side of the joint are brought closer together, decreasing the angle of the joint. Any movement of a joint, which brings connected body parts closer together. Opposite of Extension.