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.

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 →

These are the level 10 gymnastics requirements. Level 10 is an optional level; learn more about the gymnastics levels here. // To compete in level 10 gymnastics a gymnast must be able to do most of the following skill requirements on each of the four events, have scored a 34 All-Around at level 9 and have reached her 9th birthday… Read More →

I get emails every day asking me to write about how to get over a gymnastic mental block. It's not an easy question to answer. Every gymnast is different, and I never, ever want to encourage a gymnast to do a skill that she might not be able to do safely. But, I know mental… Read More →