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 Competitions Famous Gymnasts Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket 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 is a professional gymnast, coach, and writer who has contributed articles about the sport for espnW and other major channels. our editorial process Amy Van Deusen Updated March 07, 2019 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.