Aerial: A gymnastics tumbling skill performed without the hands touching the floor or the apparatus. In other words the skill takes off from one or both feet and lands on the other foot or both feet. Most commonlyÂ used to refer to an aerial cartwheel or aerial (front) walkover which can be done on both balance […]
Adolph: A front somersault (usually layout) with 3Â½ twists done on trampoline. Adolph – front 3Â½ twist – done on backyard trampoline
Adductor Muscles: The pair of adductor muscles on the inside of the thighs pull the legs toward each other.Â These are the muscles that must be stretched in order to perform a straddle split. When walking and running, the adductors function as neutralizers to control unwanted side to side action of the legs. When standing, […]
Adduction: Hip adduction is bringing the knees together. Shoulder adduction is pressing the arms downward while out to the side.
Adagio: Adagio means slow, in ballet and dance it means a slow, sustained movement In music notation, Adagio means “slowly.” In dance and ballet, the word adagio does not refer to the music accompaniment, but to the type of ballet movement being done. In classical ballet classes, there is often an Adagio portion of the […]
Active Stretching: An example of this method of active flexibility stretching is doing high kicks with the leg.Â This is the type of flexibility exercise has more potential for muscle tears and soreness than passive or partner stretching, which is the practice of having a relaxed limb moved beyond its normal range of motion with the […]