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Side Jump to Split Mount

Here we include a few examples of an interesting beam mount with a C value in the international gymnastics federation difficulty ratings. The gymnast must strive to minimize wobbles during the split landing. Watch this final beautiful example of this side jump to split mount.

By |2011-03-08T17:57:55-04:00March 8th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Mounts|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Full Turn Couppe Position on Balance Beam

The full turns are performed on the beam following the same technical motions as the floor exercises. The turn is initiated moving the body in one single unit from the head and shoulders to the feet where the back foot not only pushes off the equipment to transfer the body support to the front foot, but also anchors the turning direction during the push off.

By |2011-02-28T22:10:59-04:00February 28th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Dance Skills|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Full Turn with Stag Leg on Balance Beam

The gymnasts' goal while performing the full turn with the front leg in a stag position is to complete the skill with the leg still in a horizontal line. The gymnast should also bring it down with control instead of dropping the leg down too early during the turn. The stag leg must be turned out.

By |2015-10-12T20:14:44-04:00February 28th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Dance Skills|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Full and a Half Turn on Balance Beam

All of the turning skills on beam are performed in a fairly tall releve like on the floor. A proper full and a half turn finishes with the free leg stepping forward at the skill conclusion. Stepping back like in this example is a sign of the body's center of mass not being correctly placed very close to an imaginary line. The line runs from the center of the head to the body support on top of the turning foot.

By |2011-02-28T22:10:54-04:00February 28th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Dance Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Basic Standing Jump Dismounts at the End of Beam

Once the gymnast have learned how to perform some basic jumps on floor and have a good understanding of how to land safely, they may also practice basic dismounts. In the tuck jump, emphasis is placed on bringing the knees up close to the chest. For a pike jump, the gymnast brings the legs up close to a horizontal line. The goal is to show a deep pike at peak height. The straddle jump dismount must emphasize hip turn-out so at peak height the front part of the legs are facing up toward the ceiling.

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Round Off Basic Dismount

Although in the round-off basic dismount the feet do not land on the beam after the arms repulsion, this skill is a useful drill to introduce advanced recreational gymnasts and entry level team gymnasts to hand placements on the beam. Notice the attention to proper posture and presentation to begin the round-off.

By |2011-02-08T23:57:58-04:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Balance Beam Dismounts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments