Definition: Jaeger

Jaeger: A high bar and uneven bar gymnastics skill consisting of a front salto release to a re-catch of the bar. It can be done in the tuck, pike, straddle and layout positions and also with twisting. An alternate spelling … Continue reading

Definition: Isometric Stretching

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 … Continue reading

Definition: Iron Cross

Iron Cross: A strength move performed on the still rings, in a straight body or ” L” position, with the body perpendicular to the floor and the arms stretched straight out perpendicular to the body.

Definition: Isometric Muscle Contraction

Isometric Muscle Contraction: An isometric muscle contraction when your muscle contracts, but does not change in length. A common example of an isometric muscle contraction is hanging from a chin-up bar with your arms bent at 90 degrees. In this … Continue reading

Definition: Inward Turn

Inward Turn: A gymnastics or ballet turn on the feet (foot) in the opposite direction of the supporting leg. In other words, if a gymnast does a traditional full turn on the left leg turning it to the left, an … Continue reading

Definition: Inverted Cross

Inverted Cross: A gymnastics skill performed on the still rings. It is an inverted handstand position, with the arms stretched straight out from the shoulders perpendicular to the body. Essentially it is an upside-down iron cross.