The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Chest Stand Mounts

Balance beam

Skill type

Known as
Chest stand
Cartwheel chest stand

We don’t see much of the chest stand mounts in modern gymnastics, mostly because “why would I want to stand on my chest when I can stand on my hands, or my feet even?” It’s one of the worst places to stand. It’s fundamentally a little bent, a little sloppy, a little “were you trying to do a press handstand but then broke?” But at least it’s not common and requires a little effort.


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