Gymnastics routines for Beginners
Jeff Gordon has been reporting and writing since 1977. His most recent work has appeared on websites such as eHow, GolfLink, Ask Men, Open Sports, Fox Sports and MSN. He has previously written for publications such as "The Sporting News" and "The Hockey News." He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism in 1979 with a bachelor's degree.
Young girl doing floor routine for gymnastics. Photo Credit BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images
New gymnasts learn basic skills while working from Level 1 to Level 3. From Level 4 on up, they are mastering competitive routines. Both boys and girls learn beginning routines for the floor and vault. Girls learn the balance beam and the uneven bars, while boys move up to learn routines on the parallel bars and high bar. As boys get stronger, they can also learn routines for the pommel horse and rings.
After becoming proficient in the basic tumbling drills, the beginning gymnast should be ready to build a basic floor routine. "In the floor exercise, they can do forward rolls, backward rolls, maybe a cartwheel, " Jaye Bahleda, a coach at Gymnastic Training Center in Rochester Hills, Michigan, told Play Sports TV. At Level 4, the first level of competition, routines include splits, a split leap, a backbend, a roundoff and a back handspring.
To build toward vault routines, beginning gymnasts must become accustomed to "jumping off a springboard onto an 8-inch mat, " Bahleda says. At Level 4, gymnasts must execute the beginning of a front handspring onto the table. "The competitive vault is actually a handstand back-fall onto a stack of mats, " says Gymnastics iSport.
A beginning balance beam routine might include a jump to front support mount, a tuck sit, a roll to candlestick hold, rise to the Arabesque position, a couple of coupe walks, a stretch jump, pivot turn and a stretch jump dismount. At Level 4, the routine could include a 90-degree split leap, a three-quarters handstand, a tuck jump, a leg swing mount, an Arabesque and a side handstand dismount.
A beginning uneven bars routine might include a back hip pullover, a cast, a back hip circle, another cast and a pushaway dismount. In Level 4 competition, the routine should include a glide swing, a pullover, a front hip circle, a mill circle, a cut back, a cast, a back hip circle and an undershoot dismount.
At Level 3, boys are building their strength on the mushroom apparatus. They can start with quarter-circle jumps or single circles and move up to half-circle with a quarter-turn at Level 4. On the more challenging pommel horse, boys start with straddle swings and single leg cuts at Level 3 and move up to stride swings and multiple leg cuts at Level 4.
At Level 3 in the parallel bars, boys may jump to front support, swing, swing-to-straddle sit, lift legs to L-hold and do a backswing dismount. At Level 4, they may add a straddle leg to travel. They may press off the bar into L-hold, swing and do a handstand dismount. At Level 3 of the high bar, they may hang, do a pullover to front support, do a cast back hip circle, undershoot and finish with a backswing dismount. At Level 4, they may do straight-arm hang, a pullover to front support and a cast back hip circle. They may undershoot, swing with regrip, swing with a half-turn to mixed grip, swing in mixed grip and finish with backswing dismount.
At Level 3, boys are still developing the necessary upper-body strength for this event. They may hang, pull to an L, swing to inverted hang, swing back and then up into piked invert and drop off to dismount. At Level 4, they may do a straight hang and a chinup hold. They may straighten arms and L-hold, swing to invert, pike and drop to their landing.What does milkshake song mean? What does prequalified mean for a credit card? How to make a voodoo doll? What does splurge mean? Where does groping happen in cambodia? travel tips? What does aye mean in text? What are the tax brackets for 2018? What does a high ast level mean? What are blue collar jobs? What is the meaning of manufacturer refurbished? What does market value mean? Super paper mario how to do tricks? What are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? What does puto mean? What does inverted mean? How do you do tricks with a shadow drone? sqllite like where in db helper How to help newborn with gas? What does plan mean? Why did the character jack leave new tricks? What does sigma male mean? What is the meaning of the root/combining form toxic/o- in the term thyrotoxicosis? What time does pop smoke album drop? What is the meaning of purple flower? Tips on how not to bite your nails? What does quarterly mean? How to become a translator? How long does it take to get a bachelors degree? Where is george homeland in wilderness tips? How long does it take to recover from a concussion? How to make homemade chicken noodle soup? How to add music to facebook story? What does terrain mean? How do you set up tips in twitch? What does it mean when your skin peels? How to use boric acid suppositories? Where does social security tips go on taxes? How to recover facebook password without confirmation reset code? What does it mean when you dream about blood? What does divine feminine mean? How to make vegetable soup? How to cook chicken breasts? What does bpm mean? What does testify mean? where is the woocommerce helper page Tips how on to understand geometric proofs? how do i remove clutch helper spring 370z What does it mean when my cat wags her tail? What does sappy mean? How long to charge oculus quest 2? What does instigate mean? What time does wendy's serve breakfast? How to work smarter not harder tips? What is the meaning of the 4 leaf clover? How to calorie deficit? What is the meaning ot? What does nfc mean? What is the meaning of passover according to the bible? What does development mean? Jobs where you can get tips? What is the meaning of dendrology? How to use revlon hair dryer brush? How to do tricks with a chinese yoyo? How to make school go by faster? How to make a fried egg? What is the meaning of blood? What does apostille mean? What does orthodox mean? What are the best shoes for standing all day? What does blood clot in leg feel like? What does msm mean? How to sell home quickly tips? How long does it take for airpods to charge? How to build a better boy? How to win at blackjack? Can employers not tell a waitress what they made in tips? What time does crumbl release new flavors? What is the meaning of fascism? What does innovative mean? What does present mean? Tips on how to give head? Tips when traveling to south korea? How to remove emergency brake cable ford ranger tricks? What side does tassel go on? How to tell if avocado is bad? How to factory reset macbook air? How to play tennis? manga where the main character is abused and then summoned as a demon helper How to hook up? What are apple cider vinegar gummies good for? What is codependency mean? What is the main cause of yeast infection? What does losing mucus plug mean? What you've been up to meaning? How to undo in notes? What does the song watermelon sugar mean? What does monitor mean? How to test for omicron? Why are tips of my plant turning brown? What does hold the line mean? What are checks and balances? How to talk to anyone 92 little tricks list?