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.

What the hech is this doing as #1 I got my back handspring before I got my backbend kickover.

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2 Front Handspring

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

This took me a while to get but it is pretty easy

Hard at first, but gets easier to do.


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3 Chest Stand

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.

Seriously who voted for this and not a double double

Super hard I have no back flexibility so I just fall straight on my front😂

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4 Somersault

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

Its not that hard...u just have to rotate faster

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5 Elbow Stand

It took me a long time to get this one!



So not harde

6 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!

Easy peasy lemon squeezuy

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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

Easy with a capital E

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8 Arabian Flip

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

So hard

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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!


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10 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

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!

They are the hardest from this list

To easy took me a week to learn

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The Newcomers

? Double Arabian Tuck

It is so hard

? Handstand Rollout

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

Handstand is not HARD AT ALL

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

Handstand more like easystand

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12 Finger Stand

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

This is impossible
your fingers would break
please don't try this
you will hurt yourself

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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

Don't I've broke my foot

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14 Back Bend

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

It is so easy it took me fifteen minutes to get it and I even did it into a chest stand

Easy Breezy

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15 Giants

I can do it


16 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

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17 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

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18 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

19 Full Layout

All of these things I can do

So hard

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

20 Kart Wheel

What I could do that when I was 2

Its Cart wheel

These are super easy
I got them in 10 minutes

No offense
but this skill is easy
and it starts woth "c" not "k"

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21 Maltese Cross

Really. Hard but fun always good to have a try


I really think it is almost impossible.😤

22 Back Flip

Really hard and complicated

So hahrd

23 Quad Twist

This is so hard back handsprings are easy

so hard!

Literally no woman can do this...only a few. How is back handspring 1st! Are you joking

24 Kip

You just have to work at it a lot.

25 Planche

Yes I can it is fun

26 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 :(

27 Ariel

Took me 5 min

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

28 Back Handspring Stepout
29 Back Layout
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 Handspring Full Twist

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

33 Back Tuck
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 Barchange

All you have to do is keep our shoulders forward

37 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

38 Chest Roll

This was really hard till I got it


39 Front Layout
40 Back Limber
41 Jump Kickover

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

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