Trying out some jumps? Getting self off a surface and flip into the air is probably the most exciting part in gymnastics. It is required in every floor. Beam routines need it the same time. In fact, it can help you climb all the way up to the highest levels.
Gymnastics jumps come in various types. Any of them you try learning can help improve height, speed and agility. This complex creative part of the sport comes from the gymnast’s power. Read on and learn some ways to learn that – even at home.
Different Types of Gymnastics Jumps
A tuck jump is simply a tuck of the knees. The knees are placed under the chest while flying in the air.
The pike jump is all about bringing the legs straight out. The body typically forms right angle in the air.
Straddle and Split
The split leap and split jump as well as straddle jump work the same as doing splits on the floor. However, to create 180-degree separation in the air requires more training.
Leaps, Jumps and Hops
The leaps, jumps and hops create a difference in the footing. Leaps: One foot should be taken off. Then make it land on the opposite foot. Jumps: Both feet are used to leave off the ground, like a simple jump. Hops: One foot should be taken off and make it land on the same foot, like a hopscotch.
How to Make your Jumps Better
Improve your Body Position
Your jump is all about your body position. Take good care of it from the moment your feet come off the floor. The body should be in tight position throughout the jump with the correct shape.
Improve your Strength
It is impossible to jump when you have weak legs. Train your legs and your lower-body muscles to gain strength.
Exercises: Squat Punching Fast Feet Up & Down Single Leg Up & Down Jump and Switch
How do you improve your jumps? We’d like to hear your thoughts below.