November 09, 2011
Jeff Tucker and Dusty Hyland of CrossFit Gymnastics set the standards for basic gymnastics movements.
A question I am often asked is what are—or what should be—the standards of movements for gymnastics skills we use within CrossFit?
Although we are not being subjected to a panel of USAGF judges under the scrutiny of USAGF standards, we agree that the time has come for some solid standards of movement and judging standards for the CrossFit faithful out there, whether those standards are to be used for CrossFit Games events, grassroots affiliate events or training in general.
So here is a list of these definitions, movements and specific standards set in order and designed to be easy to judge. More importantly, these standards will allow for good movement and strength development in competition or training. I do not consider this a mandatory layout but merely my opinion in regards to gymnastics skills and CrossFit.