How to Teach Yourself Gymnastics at Home: Key Moves & More

Landis Owens

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This article was co-authored by Landis Owens and by wikiHow staff writer, Dan Hickey. Landis Owens is a Personal Trainer and the Owner of Almighty Personal Training Studio in Tempe, Arizona. With over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Landis specializes in weight loss, nutrition, and core and strength training. Landis received a football scholarship to Mesa Community College where he studied Engineering and Sports and Exercise. He is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and also holds certifications in Nutrition, Youth Sports, Injury Stay Free, and CPR. Landis also competes in bodybuilding competitions. This article has been viewed 226,055 times.

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Teaching yourself gymnastics can be a lot of fun, so try following basic routines and practicing safely. Follow instructional videos on YouTube to begin learning some basic techniques. For example, you might begin with summersaults or backward rolls. Wear clothing that makes it easy for you to move around, such as shorts or sweatpants and a tank top. Find suitable places to practice, like a grass field to do floor exercises or a bar at a playground to train your bar technique. You should aim to practice around 3 hours per week, which will help you get familiar with new techniques quickly. Remember to take safety precautions when you train, like warming up your muscle groups with stretches to avoid injury. You should also never train alone so that someone can help you if something goes wrong. If you’re unsure about how to practice a technique safely, talk to a coach or gymnast expert to get some advice. For tips on how to do cartwheels and handstands, read on!

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