Men's Artistic Gymnastics Class
Men's gymnastics includes floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, high bar, parallel bars, and vault. Each event requires high levels of power and control that showcase the male gymnast's strength as he manages to perform swinging, twisting and flipping movements while maintaining balance.
We offer Men's Gymnastics as a recreational class or as a competitive team sport for ages 4 and up.
At DSA, our very own Coach Valerii Pereshkura and Sergiy Dushyn have had many accomplishments in the Gymnastics world, as both athlete and coach.
FLOOR EXERCISE: Floor routines consist of dynamic tumbling skills. The best gymnasts will incorporate tumbling passes with multiple twisting and flipping, both forward and backward, throughout their routine. A gymnast must show power and control on this event.
POMMEL HORSE: Considered by many to be the most difficult of all men’s events, the pommel horse is also the most subtle. Each move is defined by complex hand placements. The gymnast must perform continuous circular movements interrupted only by the required scissors elements. The entire exercise should flow with controlled rhythm. A gymnast must show precise timing and balance throughout the routine.
STILL RINGS: Of all the men’s events, rings are the least stable, therefore requiring the greatest amount of strength. Just as its name suggests, the rings must be kept still while the gymnast is performing. There are two types of moves on the rings — strength positions and swing movements. Those with the best command of the event will display extraordinary skill in arriving at all required “holds” with absolute precision.
VAULT: Each vault is categorized in the Code of Points, the official rule book giving the relevant value of each skill performed. A good vault is sometimes described as a “big” vault. The more twists and flips in the “post” flight, the more difficult the vault. The height, the distance of travel, the overall acceleration into the vault and the sudden impact of a no-step, “stuck” landing all create a good impression for the judges.
PARALLEL BARS: A parallel bar routine consists of predominantly longhand swing, support and flight elements, which move above and below the bars. Watch for the gymnast to execute swing elements and skills in which both hands release and regrasp the bars. Some gymnasts move outside the two rails, performing press handstands and pirouettes on only one bar.
HORIZONTAL BAR: This event is also known as the high bar, and routines consist exclusively of swinging parts without stops. The parts are generally called giant swings, with more specific terms applying to changes in grip, direction and body position. Watch for the gymnast to execute release moves. Look for high-flying dismounts with multiple flips and twists and, of course, the gymnast aims to land the dismount with no extra steps