Women's Gymnastics

Gold Medal Winner

Anastasia Liukin

Floor Over The Years

Floor Routine - Alicia

Balance Beam

Uneven Bars

Vault 1

Vault 2

Gymnastics Mats

Gymnastics Tumbling Mats for Home Use

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Love Rhythm

Rhythm Montage

Rhythm With Props

Olympics 2008

More Olympics

Tamara Yerofeeva

Rhythm Training

Kids and More

Kids Who Rip

Gym Training

Shawn Johnson

Cool Moves

Awesome Skill

Gym / Dance Moves


Men's Gymnastics

Men's Montage

Parallel Bars

High Bar


Pommel Horse

Floor Routine


Men's Acrobatics

Chinese Show

European Show

Cirque Show

Hallway Swimming

Other Gymnastics

Headstands - HowTo

How Body Copes

Swing and Roll

Funny Floor Routine

Funny Uneven Bars

Shawn Dancing

Hand Walking

Gymnastics Rings

Gymnastics Rings

If you have ever tried this (and you are not a gymnast) you probably had to work really hard to pull yourself up! Check out the arm muscles on this champion. High level athletes have to do a lot of strength training and really work on their upper body strength.  It takes a lot of muscle power to pull yourself up and then keep yourself up and do the various skills. 

Male gymnasts get really ripped with all the training they do. They spend a lot of time working to learn the equipment as artistic gymnastics requires men to perform 5 skill sets: vault, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and floor routines.

They also spend a lot of time doing conditioning and strength training.  Stretching is also really important because you want to be sure the muscles are stretched and warmed up before beginning the training.  It is also important to stretch at the end of a workout to prevent injuries.  Flexible, well-stretched muscles are less prone to injury.

While athletes spend a lot of time working on each apparatus to learn the required skills, they also do a lot of their training on the floor to prevent injury.  Athletes are judged based on their difficulty level, their performance, presentation, form, and more. 

One of the main components of the routine is the dismount, where the athlete can show some extra skills and flips.  The dismount from the rings in this routine is especially cool.