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.
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...
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.
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!
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!
The back headflip and headspring are two relatively advanced gymnastics moves. This tutorial video will teach you how to do both the back headflip and the headspring.
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.
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:
Mic Sol-O demonstrates how to prepare for and perform a back handspring. • Warm up first! Get a mat and do some simple stretches to start.
If you're a dancer, gymnast, cheerleader or tumbler, then you definitely need to know this gymnastic move. It's called a back handspring, but before you try and do one, you need to perfect a basic handstand. Also, a back bridge.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a front walkover. Before you do this, you should be able to do a handstand. Start off by placing your right foot in front of you, then pushing off and raising your other leg up into the air. Your feet should be apart in the air, then you will do a headstand for a few seconds. On your way down, your hands should follow to continue to do this movement, walking out in front of you. Make sure you have goo back flexibility to do this, or else you won't be able ...
Sippydip teaches you how to do proper gymnastic splits. You don't have to have a lot of flexibility, be a gymnast, or a girl to properly do the splits. Bend your legs so that you kneel on your back leg and use your dominant one, usually the right, in front. Tilt your body forward and keep your arms to the side, straight off in the air. You can also stretch your front foot by putting it straight out in front of you and press on it. For all these exercises you only need a floor or a soft surfac...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
In this how to video, you will learn how to perform a back spring. This is also known as a back hand spring. Start on a wedge mat and have a qualified spotter present. Next, swing your arms back and keep them locked at all times. Bend with your knees when you jump back and up. When in handstand position, push up with your shoulders and snap your legs down. Keep trying until you get comfortable with it. Once your are, move down the wedge and keep practicing the move. Now try the move without a...
Trampolines are just for backyard fun… there's skill involved, so let Trampoline Tricks 1080 show you some cool trampoline tricks.
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
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...
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!
The key to a good standing backflip is looking confident and feeling loose. If you're rigid, it will look sloppy and force, but if you're loosened up and feeling comfortable, it will be the best backflip ever. Superstar gymnast Andrea Catozzi shows you how he performs an acrobatic backflip from standing. This is a high aerial backflip, so be careful.
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...
Learn how to do a roundoff whip full combo with tis how-to video. In order to accomplish this combination you must first be comfortable with doing a roundoff, roundoff back tuck, and back layout.
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...
From the trapeze to the tight rope, circus acrobats are the aerial stars of the show. Learn tips on how to do circus acrobatics in this free video clip series on sports and agility.
Many people have seen backflip tutorials, but some might be unsure of how to move their arms while flipping. This video will teach you how to move your arms properly while doing a backflip.
This video teaches you how to do a back flip on a swing. Doing back flips can be dangerous so make sure you are supervised by a professional before attempting to this on your own.
Want to do some cool gymnastic martial arts. This video will teach you how to do an aerial cartwheel and aerial round off.
From an episode of the Frank Sinatra Show in 1951, Larry Griswold performs death defying stunts in the name of entertainment. Griswold, an American gymnast, entertainer, and co-inventor of the trampoline, proved again and again that flirting with death is sure to please a crowd. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of Julie Taymor's accident prone Spider-Man musical, the New Yorker makes a similar case in point. The production has been plagued with injury after injury- broken wrists and ribs, ...
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 trampoline is one of the most fun things you can possibly have in your back yard. If you have one and are looking to learn some tricks to do on it, the back flip is a good place to start. Watch this video to learn how to execute a perfect tucked back flip on a trampoline.
Show off your im-"press"-ive handstand moves with this pressed handstand. If you can't seem to perfect the handstand press, then these girls will show you how to do one like a professional gymnast. Learn how to pike up, straddle up and other ways of getting into a handstand. Knowing these handstand exercises can help you improve your balance and ability to do advanced gymnastics tricks.
If you're in gymnastics, you probably know what a Webster is, but for all you parkour and freerunners out there, a Webster is a type of acrobatic flip, sometimes referred to as a front aerial flip. This advance video tutorial will show you wannabe flipsters the correct way of performing a high Webster (or single Webster) off one leg, which is quite the feat if you can master it. Superstar Andrea Catozzi shows you his acrobat charm and wit. Be careful though!
In order to perform a Back Tuck in gymnastics, you should stand with your legs hip distance apart. Next, you should squat down. Don't squat too deep, because it will decrease your power. But, it should be a good deep squat. Swing your arms behind you at the same time. Next, jump up into the air, swinging your arms through and up. Extend your body as much as you can, from your fingers to your toes. When fully extended, your arms should be near your ears. When you have extended as far as you ca...
Indian pole gymnastics? Was this born from the primal urge to show off in nothing but the brightest and shortest orange shorts by Indian wome- wait, these are men? Burn them!