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These pommel horse gymnastics tips and drills will be a huge help to you in your quest to gain skill on this challenging event! Pommels is no joke - it's one of the most physically demanding events in that it asks you to continuously balance and swing, all while supporting all your weight on just one hand. These drills will be sure to help you improve your pommel horse gymnastics ability.

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Beginner Pommels Learn to Circle. This is a great place to start if you're brand new to pommel work. It's also an awesome thing to take some time and review if you're more advanced.


The Need-to-Know Basics of a great scissor. Scissors are another must-learn pommel fundamental that will serve you well to learn and master.

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Strength and Coordination Exercises for Pommels These exercises will physically prepare you to learn more skills on pommels. Without the proper strength and flexibility in place, learning pommel horse will be an exercise in futility. Set yourself up for success with this physical preparation.

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Pommels at Home By working on these exercises, you'll have a jump start so that your in-gym training time is more efficient. The good news is these exercises can be done right at home.

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pommel horse adult gymnasticsPommels is an event that will get your upper body and core in enviable strength!

Pommels Master Class

It's Master Class time! Join Keegon Klopper, a Class 3 National Champion, and FIG-qualified coach Kevin Basson as they guide you through perfecting the basic circle on the pommel. These pommel horse gymnastics tips are truly world class. Check it out!

More with Scissors

Tips and help for your scissors. This instructional video will be a game changer for your pommels work!


Learn Tips and Technique for this neat skill. It's named after Roy Moore. His innovation on the pommel horse included the introduction this element and his national championship count of five in the event was only surpassed by one man, Frank Cumiskey, with seven.

I hope that you found these pommel horse gymnastics tips and drills helpful! There is nothing more magestic than seeing a skilled pommel worker doing his or her thing, and with these guides you will be sure to improve your pommels game! Let's take a moment to be inspired by a great pommel horse worker, Max Whitlock!

How lovely is that?!

Disclaimer: Adult gymnasts and coaches give advice and suggestions on this page. By reading and implementing the information, you assume all liability for injury. The advice given is for educational purposes only. Please check with your in-person coach and ensure that you have the proper pit, mats and/or spot available before trying any suggestions. If you don't agree to these terms, do not attempt anything that you see on this page.

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