Gymnastics

Artistic – Vault 

How far can you jump to a standing position and stick the landing? 

Equipment needed: Measuring tape or other measurement device 

Set up: Keep both feet on the ground, jump as far as you can and stick (execute controlled landing feet together without moving for 3 seconds). 

What to record and submit: Measure the distance of your successfully landed jump in feet and inches. 

Artistic – Scale (floor & beam) 

How long can you hold a scale? 
 
Equipment needed: Stopwatch 

Set up: Stand and lever into a scale (stand on one leg – lift a straight leg behind at 45-degree angle or higher and hold – count the seconds). 

What to record and submit: Number of seconds you can hold the scale without moving. 

Artistic – Tuck Jumps

How many tuck jumps can you do in 30 seconds?

Equipment needed: None

Set up: Stand up straight with hands at hip height. Take a prep jump and explosively lift your knees into your hands. Repeat for 30 seconds.
Video example

What to record and submit: Record and submit how many tuck jumps you can do in 30 seconds.

Stay Safe

Regular physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health. While there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks. 

 
You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by: 

  • wearing the right shoes 
  • using the correct equipment 
  • drinking water and staying hydrated 
  • warming up and stretching properly 
  • being aware of your surroundings – always exercise and compete in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items 
  • maintaining social distancing rules (stay at least six feet away from others) 

  
Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • discomfort or pain 
  • chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain travelling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades 
  • shortness of breath 
  • a rapid or irregular heartbeat