Tumbling is the execution of acrobatic actions such as rolls, twists, handsprings, or somersaults on floor mats or on the ground. Not like most other disciplines in gymnastics, tumbling doesn’t contain the usage of apparatuses.

The exercise dates again to ancient China, Egypt, and Greece. Tumbling was carried out by touring bands of entertainers within the European Middle Ages and later by circus and stage performers.

Once a world competitive sport, it has been outdated by Olympic gymnastics and has gravitated to excessive-faculty and age-group competition in the US, Canada, and a few European nations. Competitors in the US is ruled by the Newbie Athletic Union.

A contemporary aggressive routine consists of two to 4 passes, or “journeys down the mat,” one in all which should exhibit backward strikes and one other ahead strikes. Tumblers might relaxation briefly between passes however might take not more than two minutes for your complete efficiency, together with rests.

Though aggressive exercise has diminished, tumbling nonetheless enjoys worldwide reputation as a gymnastic developmental train and types an integral ingredient of gymnastic ground workout routines.