Gym Drill Pro - Gymnastics Skill Drills for Professionals

Floor Exercise


Layout Backward Floor

Backward Layout

From the snap down phase of the back handspring (or whip back salto or round off) the body should contact the floor in a tight body, slightly hollow position, the arms reach dynamically overhead with chest and shoulders open, head neutral and body stretched vertically to full extension. The gymnast should then lift the hips and legs forcefully upward with no backward lean. The body remains stretched as the rotation continues toward vertical turning over. As the turnover action reaches its peak the chest continues to lift adding to the rotation. The body remains tight and stretched as the gymnast prepares for landing.

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Back Full Drill Floor

Arabian in the pit

This drill should be performed from standing. Emphasize on raising the arms, opening the chest and at the moment of the jump-off, direct the hip to the rotation side. The arms should remain at the correct position around the body during the flip.

Back Full Drill Floor

Arabian on trampoline

The trampoline gives the gymnast additional height, which helps during the early stages of learning the skill.

Arabian Floor


After the snapdown, the gymnast should raise their arms fast. The leading arm should be bent at the level of the head and the elbow behind the back. The supporting arm should be bent, over the shoulders. The body should be extended, slightly arched from the hips, and the hips should be slightly twisted, following the leading arm. The head should be in a neutral position. The gymnast leaves the floor at the vertical position, jumping from their toes. The twist starts from the leading side of the hip. For example: if the gymnast chooses to turn on their right side, then the leading hip is the left, and the gymnast should lean slightly on the right side. Upon reaching vertical, the body should be shortening, and after vertical (concluding the rotation), the gymnast should immediately extend in preparation for the landing. The head should be in a neural position. At the landing, the arms should be bent in front of the chest.

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Back Full Drill Floor

Full on trampoline

The full twist should be performed first into the pit, then later the gymnast could transition to executing the skill on the trampoline. An indication of the correct performance is if the starting and the landing positions are at the same place, in the middle of the trampoline. This means that the athlete jumps upward and did not lean back from their shoulders at the moment of the rebound.

Integral part of gymnastics coaching process are skill drills. They help gymnasts to learn easier and technically correct. With GYM DRILL PRO you will find variety of ideas for the most the basic gymnastics skills. There are plenty of images with skill drill progressions. It is intended to support explicitly the qualified coaches in their daily coaching business. DO NOT practice without the guidance of proper professionals.