Mount: This term is used both to identify the first skill with which the gymnast starts a gymnastics routine and also means to get up onto a gymnastics apparatus.
Heel Drive: Coaches use this term or correction to inform their gymnasts that they want them to drive their heels harder up and over on the front side of a handspring vault or front handspring on floor. Increasing heel drive creates more rotation and potential for block and power to be utilized on vault or […]
Execution: The amplitude, form, style and technique used to complete the skills in in the performance of a routine. Bent knees and flexed toes are examples of poor execution.
Block: The term block in gymnastics is usually used to describe a rapid bounce, repulsion or rebounding off the floor or vault with the arms. The block comes from the shoulders exploding towards full extension and usually is used in reference to handspring tumbling on floor and all vaults off the vault horse.
Balance: 1) A static gymnastics or dance position, which holds the body in a distinct shape and is usually used on beam. 2) A state of equilibrium or be in equilibrium 3) A routine that has its elements evenly spread and distributed throughout the whole routine is said to be balanced.