Pointed Toes: Toe point is an important factor in gymnastics. When the toes and foot are pulled downward so that the line from the knee to the tip of the toes is essentially straight and there is no angle in … Continue reading →
Pointe: In classical ballet, when a dancer uses special shoes (called pointe shoes or toe shoes) to dance en pointe (on their toes). The arch of the top of the foot is at its maximum when the dancer “pushes over”, … Continue reading →
PNF Stretching: PNF is an abbreviation for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation A technique for increasing flexibility which combines muscle tension with passive stretching. Also sometimes called isometric stretching.
Plyometrics: Plyometric exercise is defined as a special type of strength training where the muscles are trained to rapidly contract. In gymnastics it is most commonly used to increase the “punch” power of a gymnast for tumbling and vaulting.
PliÃ©: A gymnastics and dance movement. Most movements in ballet technique begin and end with a pliÃ©, which is a bend and stretch of the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Demi- and grand-pliÃ©s are done as an exercise at the … Continue reading →
Planche: A gymnastics strength skill performed on the still rings, beam and floor in which the body is held supported by the hands and arms only in a straight position as close to parallel to the floor as possible (perfectly … Continue reading →