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 ways to develop increased static-passive flexibility and is much more effective than either passive stretching […]
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 to learn skills that can only be done if you are flexible. And, there are […]
Front Split: A split in which one leg is extended frontward and the other leg is extended backward, both at right angles to the trunk. Ideally, the legs are split at least 180 degrees and are flat on the floor (or beam), the hips are square facing to the front and both legs are turned […]
Flexibility: The ability to move a body joint through its full range of motion, the range of motion through which a joint can move without feeling pain. To have a wide range of motion in a joint. An example of the types of flexibility required of gymnasts is to be able to do all three […]
Dynamic Stretching: The use of a controlled swinging movements through the range of motion of a limb, in order to warm up or increase flexibility. See Active Stretching.
Dislocate: This is a skill in gymnastics, that involves a rotating of the shoulders when performing a backwards turn or movement. Dislocates require a degree of shoulder flexibility to perform.Â On bars, dislocates are often done out of a glide jam. Â Dislocates are also done on rings.