and their parents become involved in the sport of Artistic
Gymnastics, one of the most common questions asked is, how is a
particular skill supposed to look?
Interactive is designed to be a visual reference, both
showing you how a skill is done, and describing it.
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand
words, and in this regard, Gymnastics
Interactive currently contains over 500 photos, both stills,
and photo sequences of the 70 most common compulsory skills.
Gymnastics Interactive explains
skills and positions through photography and a description.
On every page, you will find a console consisting of
three boxes, each with different information.
The first box is your “road map.”
It tells you what skill you are studying, and on what
event that skill is performed.
The second box is an image or a series of images that
show the skill in perfect clarity.
The third box is a description of the skill itself, with
highlights pointing you to important positions and other related
skills. Beneath the
console, a list of all of the skills relevant to that event
makes it easy for you to compare many similar gymnastics
elements. This is
the “Interactive” in Gymnastics
Interactive, and essential to understanding the sport.
Use the hyperlinks
in the descriptions, and note the consistent phrasing.
Be aware of the similarities in so many of these skills.
Interactive stresses the importance of basic elements
and core positions. These
building blocks of gymnastics are the keys that open the doors
to greater gymnastics success!
TO USE GYMNASTICS INTERACTIVE
this box tells you the EVENT on which the skill is
performed, and the name of the skill.
This is the “title” for each individual skill in
- this box shows the skill, as it should be performed.
Note that some skills are "still," while
others are a sequence of photos.
Be sure to give the larger series of photos time to
load. (5 secs).
- this box explains the details of “how to” perform the
skill. Note the
many cross references to other skills in the Gymnastics
Interactive database. Besides
a description of the skill, there are also many cues and
tips for proper performance.
- running across the page, is a list of all of the skills in
the database for that event.
Note that many basic positions are included in the
Floor list. From
here, you can jump from skill to skill quickly.
at the bottom of the page, you have the ability to select
the event you would like to view.
The event that you are viewing will always be
highlighted in this event bar.
There is also a link here to the INDEX of the entire
list of skills on every event.
To get started:
At the bottom of this page, there is an event bar. The ONLY active event in the bar is the INDEX.
Click on it, and begin to interact with Gymnastics
Interactive is a descriptive set of information about
many common skills.
meant to be a teaching or coaching aid, nor does it
represent the only accepted methods for performing
Before beginning any exercise program, one should
always seek the advice and direction of a professional.
Gymnastics Interactive, its agents, owners, and
employees are not responsible for any claim resulting
from the use of the Gymnastics Interactive.
Please be aware that any activity involving
motion or height creates the possibility for injury, and
that Gymnastics Interactive does not condone the
practice of gymnastics or exercise except under the
supervision of a certified professional.