The video starts off with two young girls explaining some basic techniques to do a split. The girls explain that stretching is very important before attempting to do splits so that you don't pull any muscles. The girls use a technique of doing a split with one leg elevated on a step stool. This allows them to become more flexible and to do different angled splits. If you're not able to do a split, the girls offer some stretching tips and advise taking it slowly until you become more flexible.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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:
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...
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.
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...
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.
WTF? In China, two (dumb) adults and one three-year-old girl nearly ate it... with more than a few hungry Siberian tigers waiting below.
This is a Gainer Tutorial by Flying Trickster. This video shows how to do the easy yet amazing looking trick, the gainer.
Well you've got your Pro Jumps now lets bounce!
Learn step by step how to do a wall back flip. You must be able to do a back flip before trying this maneuver. Exercise good judgement when doing this move. This videos works best if you've had prior gymnastics training.
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.
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!
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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."
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.
This is a video that will teach you how you can do a front headflip and headspring.
This is a tutorial on how to do a gymnastic cartwheel to sideflip.
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!
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!
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.
First, you take your position at about arms length away from the wall. You'll want to be somewhere around two feet away from the wall. Place you hands straight out in front of you. You always plant your feet first and then place you hands on the wall. As you start jumping, push off the wall with your palms pushing into the wall. Once you start to rotate, don't put your hands behind you. Straight from the wall to your knees. Tuck your neck, then you can jump, placing your hands on your knees a...
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...
Trampolines are just for backyard fun… there's skill involved, so let Trampoline Tricks 1080 show you some cool trampoline tricks.