Forward Somersault: A front salto tumbling skill on the floor exercise or balance beam or done as a beam mount, done in the tuck, pike or layout positions.
Flip: Tumbling element that rotates about the transverse (horizontal) axis. Also called somersault, a salto or somie.
Element: A single move that has a recognized way of performance and technical value. To be named after a gymnast, he or she must first submit the element to the FIG and then successfully perform the element in a FIG sanctioned international competition, such as the World Championships or Olympic Games.
Elbow Stand: An inverted pose in which the performer balances on the forearms on the floor.Â Kind of like a handstand on the forearms.
Dismount: The term used for the last skill in a gymnastics routine. For most events the method used to get off of the event apparatus. In high level competition, this skill should be at most one skill value below the hardest skill in the routine, e.g. if there is a E value skill in the […]
Crash Dive: A trampoline skill where Â¾ of a front somersault is performed landing in the back.Â Also called a suicide, but that term is not too popular with gym owners.