Hot Gymnastics How-Tos

How To: Do a headspring

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.

How To: Do the splits for gymnastics

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.

How To: Do an aerial turn from a cartwheel

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!

How To: Use a skateboard on a trampoline

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!

How To: Do proper gymnastic splits

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...

How To: Perform a corkscrew freerun trick

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 ...

How To: How Is This Possible? (NSFW)

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:

How To: Do a somersault

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.

How To: Perform a round off back tuck

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...

How To: Perform a webster frontflip

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...

How To: Do a front handspring

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.

How To: Perform an easy elbow stand in gymnastics (for kids)

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!

How To: Perform tricks on a balance beam in gymnastics

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.

How To: Perform advanced split stretches for greater flexibility (for kids)

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...

How To: Do a backflip

If done wrong, a backflip could be devastating. But if done right, a backflip just might make you the coolest person ever. This is a unique backflip tutorial that uses both video examples and instructional text. See how to do a backflip. Follow these steps, one by one, to see what you're doing wrong.

How To: Do a back somersault

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.

How To: Do a proper cartwheel

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.

How To: Do middle splits in gymnastics

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...

How To: Perform an advanced butterfly twist (B-twist) acrobatic flip

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!

How To: Perform an advanced high Webster (front aerial) acrobatic flip

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!

How To: Perform a butterfuly twist

3RUN demonstrates how to do a butterfly twist. The butterfly twist can be performed in three easy steps. First, stand tall with your legs spread apart. Then, pivot 180 degrees so that you are standing in the same position but are now facing backwards. Repeat the step with the opposite leg now pivoting 180 degrees. As your leg comes down, bring your torso close to the ground and push yourself back up. This will give you the height necessary to launch into the spin. Pull in your arm to facilita...

How To: Perform a double front flip on the trampoline

This video shows us how to perform a double front flip on the trampoline. Firstly you need to be able to perform a front flip on the trampoline and this is done by jumping on the trampoline and keep jumping until you get the required height for flipping. Once you feel that the height is enough for flipping then perform the front flip. Then do the same thing onto your back and this is done by following the same procedure except that you will land up onto your chest. Then do the same thing onto...

How To: Do a Frogstand in Gymnastics

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.

How To: Do a proper cartwheel

HaverfordHighSchool shows viewers how to do a proper cartwheel. First, your starting position should be a lunge - with one foot forward, hands up in the air, and palms forward. Next, you should reach forward and put your hands on the ground. While doing this, you should kick and push off of the ground using your foot and swing it over your head. After doing so, you should return back to the lunge and finally land in the lunge position. Remember to keep your body as straight as possible and fi...

How To: Perform a backflip 360 for trampoline

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...

How To: Stick the landing in gymnastics

Gymnastic greats have showed us how to finish off a gold-medal performance with a flourish. But why limit it to gymnasts -- life is full of opportunities to stick the landing. Watch this video gymnastics tutorial and learn how to stick the landing of a jump.

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