Floor exercise routines last up to 90 seconds. The routine is choreographed in advance, and is composed of acrobatic and dance elements. This event, above all others, allows the gymnast to express there personality through her dance and musical style. The moves that are choreographed in the routine must be precise, in sync with the music and entertaining.
A floor exercise for men is made up of mostly acrobatic elements, combined with other gymnastic elements of strength and balance, flexibility, and handstands. The routine must be choreographed forming a harmonious rhythmic exercise using the whole floor area. The whole routine may last no longer than 70 seconds.
An exercise on rings consists of swing, strength and hold elements. Generally, gymnasts are required to fulfil various requirements including a swing to held handstand, a static strength hold, and an aerial dismount. More experienced gymnasts will often perform more than one strength element, sometimes swinging into hold positions or consecutively performing different holds
'MONTREAL' Pedestal Vault
To perform a vault, the gymnast runs down a runway (the run), which is usually padded or carpeted. They hurdle onto a springboard and spring onto the vault with their hands (the preflight or first flight, and block). The gymnast then lands on the mat on the other side of the apparatus.
Compact Parallel Bars
A routine performed on the parallel bars must include various elements that depend on the gymnast’s competitive level. A typical performance will involve swinging skills in a support position (on the hands), a hanging position, and an upper arm position (resting on the inner bicep). Also, parallel bar routines often feature a strength or static hold skill such as an L-sit or handstand. Each routine ends with a dismount from either the ends of the bars or the side of the apparatus.
The uneven bars or asymmetric bars is an artistic apparatus.
Routines usually include a lot of strength, jumping and swings. Routines are generally composed from a set of skills each worth a particular value
Gymnasts will often use the lower bar to practice skills on, mostly for safety and for ease of spotting from coaches. Many gyms also have a single bar or a set of uneven bars over a loose foam pit or soft mat for learning new skills to provide an additional level of safety.
Our trampolines are more focused as a training aid to learn skills on all apparatus to gain the momentum to perform the skills.
We use this apparatus to develop shapes, body tension landings and much more.
While learning new skills, gymnasts often work on floor beams that have the same dimensions and surface of regulation apparatus, but are set a very short distance from or on the ground. They may also work on medium beams, mini beams, benches, or even lines on a mat.
Gymnasts must use the entire length of the beam during a routine, which last up to 90 seconds. Beam routines consist of dance elements, acrobatic skills, connection of jumps & leaps and a dismount. The Gymnast must demonstrate elegance, flexibility, rhythm, tempo, balance, confidence and control.