Gymnastics is a physical activity that aims to keep the body in shape through an exercise routine that obeys a certain discipline.
These types of exercises aim to develop physical skills such as strength, balance, agility, flexibility, control and, finally, endurance.
The word gymnastics comes from the Greek gymnós and gymnasia. Guymon’s means ‘naked’ since these routines were practiced without any clothing in ancient times, and gymnasia mean ‘exercise’.
The practice of gymnast has touched a professional level, so some of its specialties constitute high-level competitions in the Olympics. Each of these specialties evaluates the basics of physical development that we have mentioned.
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Types of Gymnastics
Within the category of gymnastics, there are several types of disciplines. Most of the contests are in the Olympic Games, but for general exercise for all. Among the gymnastic disciplines are the following:
In this kind of gymnastics, dance, ballet and acrobatics are share in choreography with ribbons, clubs, hoops, ropes and balls to the rhythm of the music. It is one of the high competition tests of the Olympics and is also use in exhibitions.
It is a high competition test in which a show of strength, flexibility and various samples of difficulty is made from old aerobics, all within the structure of a routine of about 100 seconds.
In acrobatic or afro sport, you participate in pairs, trios or quartets (mixed or unisex) and demonstrations are made. The participants’ body motorizes the sequences in movements of great difficulties, such as jumps, pyramids and figures.
Artistic consists of speed tests and simultaneous actions through choreography with apparatus. This struggle is help in the categories of female and male. In the female variety, devices such as the rack, asymmetrical and balance bars and the mat or floor are use. In the men’s category, they compete on the high bar, rings, parallel bars, and pommel horse by adding to the mat and the vault.
Trampoline uses various types of trampoline as an element of difficulty. The athlete demonstrates his capability to practice acrobatics, the center of attention, from the interaction with said apparatus. Among the varieties of the trampoline are: the trampoline, the tumbling and also the double mini-trampoline.
Gymnastics for all is a non-competitive type of exercise exhibition approve by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). It is practice in groups, regardless of gender or age. Its purpose is to promote physical and expressive well-being in its practitioners. This type of exercise is perform with music, choreography and costumes.
Brain gymnastics refers to all those exercises that, through a routine, aim to stimulate mental performance by promoting relaxation and fostering the subject’s attention span.
This type of exercise helps to improve learning and creativity, as well as in the treatment of problems such as dyslexia difficulty concentrating, among other.