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Gymnasts are always asking me what they can do at home on their own to improve their skills. There are lots of ways to work on your strength and flexibility, as well as other skills that need little or no equipment. In addition to learning from your coaches, I think it's important to learn from… Read More →

Halloween Handstand Contest

Enter GymnasticsHQ's Halloween Handstand Contest to win a prize pack. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "https://woobox.com/js/plugins/woo.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'woobox-sdk'))… Read More →

The best way for you to improve your gymnastics is to learn from people better than yourself. In an effort to help you with this and to get you valuable information, I talked to a bunch of successful gymnasts on Instagram. Being inspired by awesome gymnasts is the best way to stay motivated, so if you're… Read More →

The rule books for the Junior Olympic gymnastics program and for the Xcel gymnastics program were updated for the new quadrennium (2018-2022). Most of the rules and values of skills stayed the same but there are some changes. I have outlined some of the biggest changes below that will affect gymnasts and coaches. GymnasticsHQ's Skill Progression Charts… Read More →

Xcel Platinum Requirements

Xcel Platinum is the fourth level in the Xcel gymnastics levels. To compete gymnastics in the Xcel Platinum Division, the gymnast must be able to do routines that meet these requirements, as stated in the Xcel Code of Points. These requirements are paraphrased for easier comprehension; for precise information always refer to the official book published by USA Gymnastics… Read More →