Hardest Gymnastics Moves


The Top Ten

1 Back Handspring


This, aerials, full out, back walkovers, and back flips are the hardest of all gymnastics moves. Why the HECK is somersault, round off, and cartwheel on this list? I learned to a somersault when I was practically a baby! I'm not even a gymnast, but I can nearly do a front handspring on the trampoline.

These are all probably the easiest moves, They can be hard for some people but the are pretty easy. I only said back handspring because it took me the longest to get!

I vote back handspring because it took me 2 years to get it. Now I work on tucks and layouts.

2 Front Handspring


So easy


So easy, I got it on my first try, and the coaches didn't even tell me how to do it!

3 Chest Stand

I just tried to do it and I got it within 5 seconds.

I can do this I just practice and watch yt videos about it ha I did it less than 5 days

Chest stand I think that it is very hard to do and how does anybody be able to stand on their chest just saying not trying to be mean or anything just saying if I am I'm really very sorry


I got it in my first month of trying.

4 Somersault

Without a doubt this should be at the bottom of the list

That's the easiest thing in the world

I have a two year old cousin who has already perfected this trick

Agree. A five year old can do a somersault

5 Round-Off

Round off is so easy

Round-offs are actually quite easy, it didn't take me very long to master it a few years ago - kaitlynrad11

This is practically the same thing as a cartwheel, so easy!

I am a biginer gymnast so I can not do it

6 Elbow Stand

#so easy

At first I really was not able to get it, but now, it's quite easy!
May God and peace be with you all! - gymnastics

It took me a long time to get this one!


7 Front Walkover

I have to try this but most of these are not hard I'm surprised aerial is not on here

Obsessed with them

It's kind of hard

This is so easy!

8 Arabian Flip

Because its hard

It is so hard to learn as you have to be able to have a lot of height and momentum to pull off such a trick like this.

I can't do it but It is one of the hardest

Not even hard

9 Korbut Flip

This thing is easy. I tried it once in practice once and landed it

R u serious? Back handspring is first and this flipping move is banned because it is so hard and dangerous, duh

She does a backsault form the high bar catches it. Such a hard move that it is banned!


10 Splits

I can already do them

This is easy if you keep practicing. It took me nine months to learn how to do! This takes longer to do than any other gymnastics moves. I can do the splits. And it is also a fun and cool move in dance, gymnastics, and sports. SPLITS!

You have to work on your splits constantly. I remember I could do the splits both ways perfectly, and then I didn't do any gymnastics throughout the whole summer. Now I have to work on the splits all over again

To easy took me a week to learn


The Contenders

11 Handstand

It not one of the hardest but it is hard to hold because you have to shift your weight through your fingers

Can so do it, but so hard to hold(I can do it with my toes resting on a wall)! - gymnastics

I can do it but I am back on my feet in 3 seconds

Handstand is not HARD AT ALL

12 Finger Stand

Are you�" mental? I seriously doubt that's even possible.
(Did you catch my Ron Weasley reference up there?! )
May God and peace be with you ALL! - gymnastics

Hard I can barely do it now

What the no one can do that

Impossible to do and please don't try it at home

13 Aerials

I did it once but ever since then, I still haven't done it. I watched tutorials, got help with family members still can't do it!

My fave moves are side ariel and back handspring. Side Ariel is way easier than it looks!

I have searched up YouTube videos on how to do on e but I still can't

This is easy my gymnastics coach can't evan do it and she can do most things

14 Back Bend

Back bend is so basic

A back bend is so easy!

I just a learned one. It took me a week or 2 it can hurt your back but it depends how flexible you are

Sooo easy now! - gymnastics

15 Giants


I can do it


16 Full Layout

It is great

All of these things I can do

So hard

This needs no. 1
and a cartwheel is not harder than this

17 Quad Twist


I didn't see this on here when first going through the list! Back handsprings can't be above this like seriously people?

This is so hard back handsprings are easy

so hard!

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18 Ariel On The Beam

I an not even do an Ariel on the tumble track!

I can barely do one on floor

I can do that


19 Double Front Flip

Hard a lot of these my little sister can do, she is 5 years old some of these are basic tricks, like seriously, SOMERSAULT?!

I have done one and its not a somersault you do to flips in the air in tuck that's a DOUBLE FRONT TUCK/FLIP

It is pretty hard

I can do it into the pit

20 Kart Wheel

That is so easy once I got it.

What I could do that when I was 2

Its Cart wheel

These are super easy
I got them in 10 minutes

21 Presshandstand

I am so close to this but its not as hard as it looks, I thought it would be extremely hard

It's hard because it needs much strength and balance for it

I am working on It but not that well

I can do this

22 Maltese Cross

Really. Hard but fun always good to have a try


I really think it is almost impossible.😤

23 Back Flip

SO EASY! If u ask me it’s even easier than a front flip!

Really hard and complicated

So hahrd

24 Back Walkover

Not hard at all

I got this when I was in year 3
I think someone has already got this skill before year 3 :(

25 Kip

Easy I am 8 and I can do it

You just have to work at it a lot.

26 Back Handspring Stepout

I can not

27 Back Layout

I have mastered this move and I love it

28 Planche

Yes I can it is fun

29 Ariel

I got this when I was 11 its ver y hard but all you need to practise is bad leg cartwheels.. somehow it works

Took me 5 min

30 Scorpion

It's when you put your legs up to your head and you keep the other leg straight on the ground.

Can it also be a ballet move? I don’t know but I definitely can’t :
And this looks hard.

31 Illusion

It is awesome.I did a flip and I asked what it was called and my coach said it was a illusion.It is easy and the first time in my gymnastics class I did it.

32 Back Tuck
33 Back Handspring Full Twist

That is a hard move for someone who is self thought like me!

34 Bridge

A bridge is so easy

Whoever wrote this must be like 3 or something becuase...


35 Backwards Aerial

Fid not master it until I was nine

Super simple

It's so HARD!

36 Jump Kickover

Its really easy to do. It only took me 2 day to learn how to do one.

37 Handstand Rollout
38 Double Arabian Tuck

It is so hard

39 Dos Santos ll

One of my favorite skills of all time. Why are back handsprings all of a sudden the hardest skill? Lol


Well this skill is an H in the CoP and Moors is an I... which means the Moors is harder... by the way I was the one that added this to the list a couple months ago.

40 Round Off Back Handspring


41 Front Aerial

This is so hard to do it took me 20 minutes to learn and this it the longest time I had to learn

42 Round Off Back Handspring Back Tuck

So stinking EASY!


43 Full Out

Why is somersaults "harder" than this?

So hard like 5 360’s in the air

44 Barchange

All you have to do is keep our shoulders forward

45 Double Back Handspring

I reckon that's one of the hard things to do

This is really difficult, I'm not joking.

Wo King on one at Home any tips

46 Chest Roll

This was really hard till I got it


47 Front Layout
48 Back Limber
49 Air Flare

All this other stuff is hard to middle school cheerleaders.

50 The Prodnova Vault

One person literally got parlyzed trying
this move will literally kill you. Even if you're in level 10, you will still die

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