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Fans Guide To Womens Fx

  • by Deej

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.     General:   The floor event occurs on a carpeted 12m × 12m square, usually consisting of hard foam over a layer of plywood, which is supported by springs or foam blocks generally called a "sprung" floor. This provides a firm surface that will respond with force when compressed, allowing gymnasts to achieve extra height and a softer landing than would be possible on a regular floor.   Unlike men's floor exercise, female gymnasts perform a choreographed... read more

Fans Guide To Mens Fx

  • by Deej

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.     Contrary to popular belief, Mens Floor Exercise is not set to music the way that womens is. Mens FX is comprised of acrobatic tumbling elements, strength skills, and often some rather Pommel Horse-esque elements. Important facts:   The Floor is a 12m x 12m square - there is deduction for going outside the lines of the square. The exercise must be completed within 70 seconds. The gymnast must utilize the entire floor (visit each of the 4... read more

Fans Guide To The Code Of Points

  • by Deej

        The Code of Points (referred to from here as "The Code") is the rule book that governs the routine construction and judging of gymnastics. Every quadrennium (4 years) the Code gets updated to keep the sport fresh. The current version is a 6.6 MB PDF file comprised of 160 pages of text - this series of wikis is intended to make it digestible to more casual gymnastics fans in a matter of 10 minutes. Keep in mind there are literally HUNDREDS of rules in the code that will not be outlined, but after reading, you should be able to enjoy the upcoming Olympics so much... read more

How To Warm Up Floor

  • by Deej

Every person has their own routine for warming up their body on each event. Contribute your routine below to create a comprehensive list:   Dan Gill's Competition Floor Warmup: 5 handstand, snap down, punch back to handstand to warm up your achilles 3 standing back tuck sticks One diagonal of very high, punching tuck jumps One pass of front handspring front layout, front layout, front layout One pass of round off whip back, whip back, whip back On round off, back handspring, back layout as high as you can go One pass of combination tumbling... read more

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