This video tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates the drawing of a gymnast doing a routine on the balance beam. Her look of concentration evokes the drama and strength of both will and body required by this ancient sport. Learn to evoke that same feeling in your drawing by wat ...more
In this fitness tutorial, seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller teams up with Better TV's fitness expert for a little Olympics 101 workout. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape Olympic style.
Dr David Marshall talks about the symptoms, treatments and prevention of common injuries of young gymnasts.
Combine the power of gymnastics with the flexibility and smoothness of dance by performing this split-roll dance move. These future Olympic gymnasts will show you how to perform this dance move like a pro. Katrina shows us how to do the dance move 'split rolls', but you shoul ...more
If done wrong, a backflip could be devastating. But if done right, a backflip just might make you the coolest person ever. This is a unique backflip tutorial that uses both video examples and instructional text. See how to do a backflip. Follow these steps, one by one, to see ...more
Professional gymnast Hayley Holmes demonstrates how to become a contortionist with several stretching exercises, handstands, splits and basic moves borrowed from yoga and ballet. She tells you how and why she became interested in contortion ism and suggests career options shou ...more
A front walkover is like the advanced version of a cartwheel. While the move may look easy, it's actually much more difficult and requires more balance than a cartwheel. Take a gander at this video to learn how to do the front walkover, which consists of placing your hands pa ...more
A very detailed description of how to perform a cork 360, by Chase Armitage. This trick is fairly advanced and should probably be attempted by fairly advanced free runners and gymnasts. A cork 360 is a parkour trick in which the person jumps in the air, the body spins 360 degr ...more
If you're a dancer, gymnast, cheerleader or tumbler, then you definitely need to know this gymnastic move. It's called a back handspring, but before you try and do one, you need to perfect a basic handstand. Also, a back bridge. These back handsprings can be used in your danc ...more
Show off your im-"press"-ive handstand moves with this pressed handstand. If you can't seem to perfect the handstand press, then these girls will show you how to do one like a professional gymnast. Learn how to pike up, straddle up and other ways of getting into a handstand. K ...more
A simple back flip is one of the first stunts a gymnast learns. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do a back flip at home with the help of a trampoline.
One of the most basic parts of gymnastics is using the balance beam. In this tutorial, learn a few different routines that you can perform on a beam and how to get started. Balancing on a tiny stick may seem scary, but it is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. So, i ...more
The key to a good standing backflip is looking confident and feeling loose. If you're rigid, it will look sloppy and force, but if you're loosened up and feeling comfortable, it will be the best backflip ever. Superstar gymnast Andrea Catozzi shows you how he performs an acrob ...more
In this series of videos, you will learn one of the essential building blocks of gymnastics: the cartwheel. Expert gymnast Heather Tocquigny teaches you how to do the basic cartwheel, including planning your moves, and tips for gaining momentum. She also demonstrates how to do ...more
From an episode of the Frank Sinatra Show in 1951, Larry Griswold performs death defying stunts in the name of entertainment. Griswold, an American gymnast, entertainer, and co-inventor of the trampoline, proved again and again that flirting with death is sure to please a crow ...more
Cartwheels are so much fun! Who doesn't love to twirl around? If you don't know how to do one of these fun moves, check out this video! Step by step, this tutorial will teach you how to relive your childhood or release your inner gymnast. You Will Need • Soft surface • Upper ...more
This clip presents an overview of how to perform a basic trapeze table Pilates routine, one particularly well suited for gymnasts and martial artists. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the ef ...more
Learn how to do stability ball backbend holds. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Do as gymnasts do: This exercise develops flexibility, balance, and core strength. Practice this exercise with a stability ball under you until you develop enough strengt ...more
Sippydip teaches you how to do proper gymnastic splits. You don't have to have a lot of flexibility, be a gymnast, or a girl to properly do the splits. Bend your legs so that you kneel on your back leg and use your dominant one, usually the right, in front. Tilt your body forw ...more
This is a comprehensive tutorial on how to execute a proper gymnast's backflip. You must get yourself high enough to rotate back before attempting the flip portion of the trick.
We remember doing our first hand stand. Well, okay, we remember toppling over after our first hand stand and falling flat onto our rump. The hand stand is one of those holds that looks not too hard to do when those who are good with it perform it, but when you try it yourself ...more
Runners, gymnasts, and others who are prone to injury: Listen up! In this video, learn how to properly tape up an ankle spran in case of injury. Brush up on your first aid skills with help from this free tutorial.
Gymnastic greats have showed us how to finish off a gold-medal performance with a flourish. But why limit it to gymnasts -- life is full of opportunities to stick the landing. Watch this video gymnastics tutorial and learn how to stick the landing of a jump.
Move over Carmen Elektra. Veena's got more than just stretches and sashays in her stripper workout. From her bedroom studio, Veena showcases some gravity-defying pole dance moves. Her handsprings and cartwheels should earn much more than dollar bills. What was previously jus ...more