Men's Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) 

Floor - an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements.


Pommel Horse - routines mostly involve circles of the legs together and pendulous, scissor swings with the legs split, spectacularly combining these movements while turning and travelling along the horse.

Pommel Horse

Rings - a difficult combination of strength and swinging elements requiring control, strength and balance in the forward and backward swings and strength holds.


Vault - a 25m sprint creates the necessary power to explode from the board before the dynamic push off the table, to generate greater height for rotations and flight before landing on the other side.


Parallel Bars - routines require swinging above and below the bars with acrobatic flight, changes of directions and precise balances, ending in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars

Parallel Bars

Horizontal Bar - a spectacular apparatus, largely due to the combination and variation of giant swings, acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

Horizontal Bar

If you want to take your career in Men's Artistic Gymnastics further, find out more about specific judging and coaching courses.

Mens' Artistic Gymnastics is governed internationally by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG).