While a common phrase, it is incorrect to call very flexible gymnasts double jointed especially if you want to appear knowledgeable.
Gymnasts and coaches could learn some things about toe and foot strength and flexibility training from ballerinas who take great care of their toes and feet
Shoulder flexibility is a hidden safety problem in gymnastics that USA Gymnastics has not done enough to publicize and eradicate. Learn what needs to be done to keep gymnasts safe.
Flexibility is the key to looking good looking leaps and jumps. Learn what scientific studies have discovered are the fastest ways for gymnasts to improve their flexibility.
Flexibility is fortunately one of those physical attributes that can be improved simply by spending time working on it. Most top level training programs require that you meet minimum gymnastics flexibility (and strength) requirements because it speeds the learning process when you are flexible enough to learn any skill and keeps gymnasts from developing bad […]
Straddle Split: A split in which the legs are extended to the left and right, until a 180 degree angle between the legs is reached.