Back Handspring: A tumbling move where a gymnast takes off from one or two feet, jumps backward onto the hands and lands on the feet.Â This skill can be done as a step-out skill (the most common method on beam) or landed on two feet.Â Round-off back handsprings are the basis for almost all back […]
Arabian Double Front: An Arabian double front is an Arabian front (a 1/2 twist into front somersault) done with two front somersaults, instead of just one. It can be done in any of theÂ tumblingÂ positions, either tuck, pike, open or, even, in layout. It is currently a popular pass inÂ internationalÂ EliteÂ artisticÂ gymnastics, for both men and women. Â It […]
Arabian Front: A tumbling somersaulting skill, which usually begins from a back tumbling skill like a round-off or back handspring, and consists of a Â½ turn into front salto.Â Can be done in tuck, pike or layout and can also be stepped-out.Â Also now done from a stand on beam. Round-off flip-flop Tuck Arabian Front […]
Alternates: Any tumbling pass that directly connects two saltos (somersaults or flips) by the use of any handspring skill.Â Â For example: Round-off whip back handspring whip. It is more common to see alternates done with backward tumbling rather than front tumbling. Standing Alternates
Acro: Term referring to tumbling skill on beam or floor exercise, used most commonly when describing combination dance-acro requirements.
Subject: Twisting Dear Coach, Hi. I can full twist in a somersault, but just! Is there anywhere I should put my arms to get a better twist??? Thank you!!! Arm Wrap Twisting Technique There are two major biomechanical factors related to the arm twisting technique used in initiating and increasing the speed and efficiency of […]