Definition: Hamstring

Hamstring: The muscle at the back of thigh which is stretched when bending forward in a pike position with the leg straight.

Definition: Half-in, Half-out

Half-in, Half-out: A tumbling skill and bar dismount that consists of a double salto with a half twist on the first salto and a half twist on the second salto, usually done like an arabian double front with a half.

Definition: Gymnastics

Gymnastics: Physical exercises designed to develop and display strength, balance, and agility, especially those performed on or with specialized apparatus. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as … Continue reading

Definition: Gym Suit

Gym Suit: The clothes prescribed for wear while participating in a gymnastic competition or worn during a gymnastics practice. For women, this is most commonly called a leotard.

Definition: Grips

Grips: Grips are the leather straps that gymnasts wear to help keep a better grip on the uneven bars, high bar, parallel bars or rings. The purpose of grips is to help maintain a firm grip on the equipment and … Continue reading

Definition: Grand Plié

Grand Plié: A gymnastics and ballet movement where the gymnast stands with legs fully bent. A large bend; a movement that requires both knees to fully bend at the same time, and the body is lowered very close to the … Continue reading