Learn how to do basic gymnastics moves and routines for beginners in this free online video lesson, including the parallel bars, balance beam, vault, floor exercises, and various tumbling exercises.
Blocking in gymnastics is about turning horizontal momentum into vertical momentum for better and higher flips. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to apply gymnastics blocking principles to defy gravity and improve your flips.
If you've never been able to do the splits, or struggle to do them, this video will show you a very quick and simple way to accomplish that goal. You will be shown how to complete the middle splits in just a few steps. First you want to make sure that you are already stretched out and comfortable with how limber you are feeling before trying this. Now, you want to kneel with your left knee and then drop it behind you so your leg is as straight as possible behind you. Next, you want to push yo...
A high jump layout technique practice, learn how to do the back somersault in this demonstrational video. This exercise trains special awareness and body shape for the Frosby flop. This essential training for good hip extension.
Spotting is incredibly important in gymnastics or dance. By spotting, you keep your focus steady so that you avoid dizziness or falling. In this tutorial, learn how to start spotting and how to use this technique for back handsprings or back walkovers in gymnastics or tumbling.
Trampolines are just for backyard fun… there's skill involved, so let Trampoline Tricks 1080 show you some cool trampoline tricks.
Gymnastics are impressive and exciting to watch. You’ll need strength, agility, flexibility and some definite practice to get to the point where you’re ready to try a front handspring but all the work will be worth it when you stick your landing.
Epic1 demonstrates how to perform an Arabian 180 back flip. Use a tucking motion when performing the Arabian. Use an up, turn and front flip motion when doing this stunt. The feet will pivot during the execution of the Arabian. Get your back flips down before performing the Arabian. A good trampoline and a foam pit will help you. Be careful of your distance and control because you're not going to see the spot where you're going to land before you land it. You will have to guess where your lan...
If your a kid or adult it's never too late to learn how to do a somersault, although it might be a little more difficult for the latter. Somersaults are one of the first and easiest things you can learn in gymnastics. If your ready to turn your world upside down, then get somersaulting.
If you're into urban tricking, parkour and freerunning, you probably know all about the B-twist. It's also a move highly used in gymnastics and acrobatics, and it's full name is the butterfly twist, which is an awesome aerial twist flip. This video tutorial, from superstar Andrea Catozzi, will show you the steps to performing a simple butterfly twist from the standing position. Good luck!
This is a tutorial on how to do a gymnastic cartwheel to sideflip.
This how-to video shows how to do a headspring. This is an easier move than the handspring and should be used to work up to it. This is a great way to build up to the hand spring because it teach great balance, and ability to flex.
A tutorial for those who don't know how to spin with a front flip or for those who go crooked or do it improperly. This
In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a Webster front flip. This will be useful if you are trying to get better at Parkour free running. It is one footed front somersault. Make sure you do a big jump with your take off leg. The take off leg is the front leg. The back leg will use a lot of force, as it gives it gives you your initial rotation. Kick that leg behind you as you lift off with the other foot. Tuck in as you start your rotation. Land on the leg that you kicked back with. Yo...
One of the most basic parts of gymnastics is using the balance beam. In this tutorial, learn a few different routines that you can perform on a beam and how to get started. Balancing on a tiny stick may seem scary, but it is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. So, if you are a beginner or aspiring gymnast, follow along and learn all about beams.
For most humans, Zlata's level of flexiblity is simply not possible. The Russian contortionist has trained in extreme gymnastics since the age of 14, but her superhuman pliability cannot be entirely attributed to her acquired skills. Zlata has a rare condition called Ehlers–Danlos syndrome:
Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding and difficult sports in the world. Here are a few intermediate tips for anyone wanting to take their skills to the next level.
This how-to video shows how to do a gymnastic frogstand. This very complicated technique takes balance and skill. The frogstand should be done on a hard surface to get a good grip. Try not to push too hard with your finger tips, becasue you may loose your balance.
In this clip, learn how to go from a cartwheel to an aerial easily. If you are starting out with gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling or dance, you are bound to learn this move. Follow along and get the basics so that you will be prepared when you learn it in your own class. Have fun!
Cartwheels are so much fun! Who doesn't love to twirl around? If you don't know how to do one of these fun moves, check out this video! Step by step, this tutorial will teach you how to relive your childhood or release your inner gymnast.
You've heard of the handstand, but what about an elbow stand? Elbow stands are actually easier than handstands, so anybody can do these. Katrina and Sloane teach you how to perform these elbow stands for gymnastics, dance and more. There are many fun variations to try out! Make sure you practice these elbow stands on a soft surface!
This tutorial is made for people who were having trouble learning or have no clue how to go about learning a back full with a spin. Here's how you spin: initiate the spin by throwing your arm around your chest and looking over your shoulder this will cause your chest to start rotating, the rest of the rotation is in the hip movements. You start your rotation until you are facing the opposite direction then you use you hips to spin the rest of the way.. on double fulls and triple fulls you hav...
This video shows us how to perform a round off back somersault. Firstly you have to make sure that your leading leg must be wide when you put your hands down. And when you place your hands down, don’t place them parallel to each other but just place them slightly tilted. While you place your hands down, keep your head within your shoulders and when you place your hands down your back leg kicks back and you will rotate on your hand. When you go down, both your legs will be kicked to the back a...
This is an overview of gymnastics ant tumbling for beginners. Sibylle is a former German National Gymnastics Champion. Sibylle has coached thousands of students since 1984.
Ever wonder how to do a "back handspring"? TheWebMagician demonstrates step by step on how to do so. First you start by practicing jumping backwards and swinging your arms behind you. TheWebMagician provides examples if you find yourself a little lost. Next, transform your jump backwards into a flip by arching your back and landing on your hands, like jumping into a handstand. You then finish the landing with a bounce or "rebound". If you find yourself struggling, TheWebMagician gives out a f...
Check out this instructional tutorial to learn how to trabop board, or use a skateboard on a trampoline. Get advice from this how-to video on how to mix two of your favorite activities: skateboarding and jumping on your trampoline!
Learn how to jump and walk on stilts, with expert instructions on putting stilts on and getting off the ground, in this free circus tricks video series on using jumping stilts.
Whether you plan on doing the splits for your hip dance routine or your gymnastics, this tutorial will show kids the best way possible to perform the flexible move. This is a more advanced stretch, involving a great deal of flexibility, but remember— Always warm up muscles before doing the splits, use a spotter when needed, go step-by-step slowly and don't stretch beyond what is comfortable. Flexibility takes consistent work and does not happen in a day, but if you keep at it you will start t...
Learn tips and techniques on how to do stretches and exercises to warm up for gymnastics in this free fitness video series on gymnastics stretches and warm ups.
There is a difference between a side flip and a double leg. This video shows you first what a double leg is, then a side flip, and how to do a side flip properly so you don't end up doing a double leg!
Beth Tweddle, 2006 world champion in the uneven bars walks you through the essential elements of a basic routine. Start with the chin-up circle, and be sure the moves flow smoothly. Do a basic routine on the uneven bars.
This how-to video shows how to do a backflip into a pool off a diving board. Backflips can still be dangerous into water so make sure to be safe and have a friend watch you try and do a backflip.
Team Ukemi shows fundamental ways of learning the Aerial.
Want to learn how to walk on stilts? This video will give you the basics on how to practice safely and effectively. Do the basics when walking on stilts.
Team Nagashi teaches you how to do a back flip. It should be called an up flip, since you have to jump straight up first.
This is a quick video tutorial on how you can execute the back handspring gymnastics move. The back handspring is a relatively easy gymnastics move.
Want to learn how to do a front and back flip? Watch this video to learn how. You will need a trampoline with nets for safety, courage and a flipping expert.
This video shows you how to do a side flip. With a breakdown of each movement, you should be able to pull it off.
Pom-pom pyramids? Kids' stuff! When it comes to building sky-high human towers, who could ever match the skill and heroism of the castellers—or castle builders—of Catalonia, Spain? Nadie! Nobody! These colorful climbers have only one rival: They know it as la gravidad. You know it as gravity. Watch them contend with it in the video clip below.
A very detailed description of how to perform a cork 360, by Chase Armitage. This trick is fairly advanced and should probably be attempted by fairly advanced free runners and gymnasts. A cork 360 is a parkour trick in which the person jumps in the air, the body spins 360 degrees, barrel rolls 360 degrees, and in the middle achieves a parallel position to the ground. It is important in the trick to use the entire body to generate the spin. The trick is used in parkour, a discipline involving ...