Activities Sports & Athletics Gymnastics and the Full-In There are many different ways to perform a full-in Share PINTEREST Email Print David Madison/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Gymnastics Basics Lessons Famous Gymnasts Baseball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Extreme Sports Football Golf Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Amy Van Deusen Amy Van Deusen Amy Van Deusen is a professional gymnast, coach, and writer who has contributed articles about the sport for espnW and other major channels. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 03/06/19 In gymnastics, a full-in means that the gymnast performs a full-twisting double back (two flips backward) with the twist happening in the first flip. A full-in can be done in the tucked, piked or layout position (when the gymnast's body is fully stretched out with the legs straight). It can be used as a dismount off the uneven bars, beam, rings, parallel bars, or high bar; as a tumbling pass on the floor; or as a move on a trampoline. Other Terms A full-in can also be called a full-in, back-out. The double back may also be referred to as a double back salto. A salto is a type of flip where you flip from your feet and land on your feet again, without using your hands. For a tucked salto, tuck your knees into your chest as you flip over, almost like doing a somersault in the air. You can do a salto both forward and backward, but a full-in refers to two backward saltos. A salto can be done on many different apparatus. Not to Be Confused With If a gymnast performs the twist on the second flip it is called a full-out.If the gymnast splits the twist between the two flips it is called a half-in-half-out. See the Difference Yourself A full-in: Here, gymnast Shannon Miller performs a tucked full-in in her first tumbling pass in the 1992 Olympics floor exercise. A half-in-half-out: Carly Patterson does a tucked half-in-half-out as her first tumbling pass in 2002. A full-out: Dominique Dawes dismounts the uneven bars with a full-out in the 1998 Goodwill Games. Alternate Spellings Some people write "full in" without the hyphen. The Meriam-Webster Dictionary doesn't list a preference in spelling.