Check out this great video of Mini Hops Gymnastics demonstrating how to perform each event!
How far can you jump to a standing position and stick the landing?
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). Maximum two tries.
What to record and submit: Measure the distance of your successfully landed jump in meters and centimeters.
How many sit ups can you do in 60 seconds?
What to record and submit: Count and record the number of sit ups you can do in one minute (60 seconds).
How many push ups can you do in 60 seconds?
What to record and submit: Count and record the number of push ups you can do in one minute (60 seconds).
Log rolls (floor & beam)
How many full log rolls can you do in straight line?
Set up: Use chalk or tape to mark a straight line on floor. Put a piece of tape two inches above your belly button and two inches below your belly button. Lay on floor in prone position. Log roll counting the number of full rolls that you can complete with the line on the floor still aligned with your stomach. Maximum two tries.
What to record and submit: Count the number of successful full rolls with your stomach still aligned with the line on the floor.
Scale (floor & beam)
How long can you hold a scale?
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 can hold the scale without moving.
Dance (floor & beam)
Execute dance moves.
Set up: Do straight jump to controlled landing, tuck jump to controlled landing, controlled squat 1/2 turn with no added foot movement (hold 3 seconds). Additional steps, bent knees on straight jump.
What to record and submit: Record a video of your dance and submit it along with your results.
How many times can you toss or spin?
Set up: With one of your rhythmic apparatus:
- Toss the ball or club in the air and catch
- Spin the hoop
- Figure 8s with the ribbon
- Overhead rotations with the rope
What to record and submit: Count the number of consecutive times you can complete the activities in a row. For ball and club toss, try to toss a little higher after each successful toss. Maximum two tries.
How many passe pivots can you complete in a row?
Set up: Place approximately two feet of tape on the floor in a straight line.
What to record and submit: Count the number of 180 degree passe pivots in a row without stepping off the tape line. Maximum two tries.
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