The standing full is a move for advanced gymnasts with lots of experience.
You may be able to do flips and tucks on the trampoline without much practice, but the "standing full" is a lot more challenging. The actual name of this tumbling trick is the standing full twist, due to the twisting motion that you have to accomplish at the height of your bounce. If you're an advanced gymnast, this is a move you'll eventually want to do on the floor, but you can start practicing the move on a trampoline to help you gain some confidence.1.
Stand near one side of the trampoline with your body facing outward. Put your arms up overhead and stand on your tiptoes.2.
Swing your arms downward while at the same time bending your knees slightly.3.
Swing your arms upward, using that momentum to bounce upward as high as you can go. The higher your bounce, the more room you'll have to fit in the full twist. Arch your back as you head upward, as if you're doing a back tuck.4.
Look toward the shoulder that is in the direction of the twist at the moment you're at the top of your bounce, while at the same time tucking your arms into the front of your torso. Rotate in the direction with your shoulders and hips. If you can, tuck your legs in during the rotation.5.
Straighten your legs as you head downward, aiming to land your feet in the same direction as you started.6.
Bend your knees and point your arms toward the trampoline as you land, in order to stick a solid landing. If you land with your feet in the same direction you started, you'll have accomplished a standing full twist. If you land in the opposite direction, you've accomplished a half, and you need to work on making a bigger bounce on the trampoline to get more height.
- If you're working on this move for gymnastics or cheerleading, work with a coach who can help you improve your moves and tell you what you may be doing wrong.
- Do not attempt the standing full twist -- either on the trampoline or off -- if you don't already have some other advanced tumbling skills. Before you try this advanced move, you should already be able to do a back tuck as well as a layout with a full twist.