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Jan
09

Discover What Gymnastics Can Do for You

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Gymnastics is a sport that requires participants to master many different exercises, which combined, test the individual’s strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control. The word “gymnastics” means “to train naked” in ancient Greek. It is a reference to the ancient Greek tradition of athletes training with no clothes. While the origins of the sport lay in ancient Greece, it was not until the late 18th and early 19th century that German physical educators created the exercises that form the core of modern gymnastics.

Common gymnastic exercises for women include the vault, the uneven bars, the balance beam, and floor. Somewhat strangely, the some of the events for men are different. Men’s gymnastic exercises are the pommel horse, the still rings, floor, vault, parallel