Puck: A puck is a slang gymnastics term used to refer to a vague gymnastics salto body position that is a cross between a pike and a tuck. It can range from a very open tuck position to a pike with bent knees. It is not an acceptable competition salto position.
Pike: A gymnastics body position used in jumps and saltos with the body bent forward at the waist with the legs kept straight. Judges look for more than a 90 degree bend at the hips for correct execution. Somersaulting skills done in pike position are more difficult than the ones in tuck position and easier […]
Undergrip: A term referring to the type of grip which gymnasts use on uneven bars or high bar. Hanging on a bar with your fingers facing you. Also called a reverse grip.
Overgrip: An overgrip is hanging (swinging) on the bar with the palm of the hand and fingers facing away from the gymnast.
Mixed Grip: On the bars, this term refers to a grip with one hand in regular grip and the other in reverse grip, which means on one hand the fingers are facing away and are facing in on the other hand finger.
Layout: This term refers to a straight body position in which salto skills are performed. Almost all twisting skills are done in this position, since it facilitates the twisting process. Twisting double somersaults, however, are often done in the open position. There is usually a very subtle arch hollow action used in layout somersaults, which […]