Getting Serious

This category is a listing (by most recent) of gymnastics articles for those serious about gymnastics, or looking to get serious. If you are looking for introductory posts about gymnastics check out the Getting Started category, or the Having Fun category for light fun posts about the sport.

A front handspring on vault is an incredibly important gymnastics skill because some gymansts perform it from level 4 all the way through level 8. While the deductions get stricter as a gymnast progresses through the levels, the skill remains the same. It's also the basis of some more advanced vaults.  So it's in your… Read More →

When you think about gymnasts and gymnastics, one of the first thoughts that comes to your mind is probably how flexible they are and how they got that way. I recently went to a Strength & Flexibility in Gymnastics seminar taught by Dr. Dave Tilley, and learned a lot about how the current research and thoughts… Read More →

Are you wondering how gymnastics routines are scored at the Olympics? FIG Gymnastics rules are used, as opposed to the Junior Olympic (JO) rules used in scoring gymnastics levels 1-10. FIG stands for Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique and is the international governing body of professional gymnastics. Scoring at the Olympics is slightly different than JO scoring… Read More →