FIG - AEROBIC GYMNASTICS Code of Points
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3. General Content. Max. 2 Points


The general content of the routines are:
 
  • Transitions/linking
  • Lifts
  • Physical Interactions
 
CRITERIA

3.1 Complexity / Variety
3.2 Creativity
3.3 Fluidity
 

3.1. Complexity / Variety

Complex lifts, transitions, links and physical interactions are very hard to perform, and they should be more highly awarded. The athlete who takes this option must benefit.
 
   

 
 
 

The movements are complex when they are composed of many interconnected parts and are hard to perform.
A complex movement is one that need a certain period of time to perform and requires body coordination with a previous preparation (physical conditioning, biomechanical analysis, analytic and systematic analysis, progressions....).
 

 
A movement is complex when:
 
  • It requires coordination:
  • It needs PHYSICAL CAPACITIES training
  • It is fast and dynamic
  • It has more frequency
  • It is sudden. Unpredictable
 
To evaluate the variety of the routines, the artistic judges will take into consideration that all of these movements must be without repetition or reiteration of the same or similar types of movements.
 
All of them should include different actions, different forms, and different types of movements, different physical capacities, during the performing of the transitions, linking, lifts, and physical interactions.
 
The position of the arms must be also different in every transition and linking.
 
Excellent routines must show different types of movements.
 
In the routine 2 lifts are required. Both lifts must be original and different.
 
Possibilities for lifts:
 
Base: the competitor who is holding another competitor
Top: the competitor who is being held by his/her partner
 
  • The position of the top(s) and base(s) are different in each lift (i.e. base standing, kneeling, seating, lying, front support, etc…., and top in straddle support, planche, vertical split, frontal split, etc….)
  • If the position of the top(s) change during the lift
  • If the position of the base(s) change during the lift
  • Varying the number of bases in each lift (i.e. in trio 1st  lift 1 partner lift 2 partners, 2nd  lift two partners lift 1 partner but alternatively without the lifted person touching the floor until the completion of the lift.

  • Showing different levels of the lifted partner in relation to the shoulder axis (under or above the shoulders).
  • Showing the strength and/or flexibility and/or balance of the competitors.
  • Changing the form during the movement: the position of a lifted person(s) shows various forms.
  • Varying the kind of lifts (static lifts vs dynamic lifts)
 
For the lifts and the physical interactions the competitors must respect their characteristics regarding their gender.
 

3.2. Creativity

Aerobic Gymnastics use these movements as “decoration” of the routines; therefore there must be a well-balanced selection without predomination of the transitions versus AMP, and not to abuse to the acrobatic movements used as transitions.
 
Creativity means that the movements have been constructed and are performed creating meaningful new ideas, forms, interpretations, with originality, progressiveness, or imagination, avoiding copying and monotony,
 
Together with the use of the music and an impeccable execution, present new and creative movement(s) as unique. This is the “presentation card” of the gymnast(s) due to the fact that he/she/they, present this new movement in aerobic gymnastics for the first time.
 
The competitor(s) must present new movements (transitions, lifts, and physical interactions). Those routines that are displayed for the first time in Aerobic Gymnastics, really new movements that have never been used before in our sport, must benefit from the score and be rewarded.
 
The general content enhance the routine that means they are related to the idea of the theme of the exercise.
 
Including details to enhance the performance.

3.3. Fluidity

The connection from/to movements must be smooth and fluent. All the movements presented in the routine, must be linked without any unnecessary pauses, smoothly, performed easily, without showing fatigue (laborious/hesitant) or heavily and, showing agility.
 
Aerobic gymnastics is a dynamic display of human potential, however some consideration should be given to the modulation of the pace (rhythm) of the routine so that significant elements can be executed to their fullest extent aesthetically speaking, and for the greater appreciation of the jury and the audience alike.
 
Excessive pauses will decrease the fluency of the routine and doesn’t match with the characteristics and nature of Aerobic Gymnastics discipline.

SUMMARY
3.1. Complexity / Variety:

  • Complex versus simple movements
  • Repetition of movements
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • Lack of complexity in the links, transitions, physical interaction
  • Both lifts are simple and similar
  • Excessive use of transitions/links
  • Movements on the floor (links on the floor) without artistic advantage
  • Trying to perform hard and difficult movements and the gymnast(s) is unable to perform it.
  • Reiteration or the same type of transitions/links
 
3.2. Creativity:

  • Well balanced selection
  • Enhance the routine
  • Presentation of new movements, avoiding copy
  • Use of imagination in sport manner
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • Predominating of the transition versus the AMP
  • Only use difficulty elements for going to the floor (lack of transitions)
  • Abuse of the acrobatic movements (max. recommended 2 in the routine)
  • The movements are common (regular), not creative, even they have some complexity
  • Not perform any physical interactions.
  • Very clear copy of an original movement from another competitor
 
3.3. Fluidity:

  • Connection between movements
  • Agility
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • The connection between movements  are not fluent, showing fatigue
  • Excessive pauses or preparation
  • The connection of the movements are performed heavily