tests your flexibility, balance, and strength. Boys and girls practice
and compete in gymnastics. Keep in mind that you are never to young to do
gymnastics! Gymnastics is a very fun & challenging sport.
is when coaches hold your back to make sure you donít fall or hurt yourself.
Like for example if you do a back bend sometimes coaches hold your back so your
body is balanced.
Tips to Prevent Gymnastics Injuries
Make sure you warm up and stretch
before practice or competition in gymnastics. Without stretching, muscles tend
to get injured easier. Remember to use different stretches and hold them for 30
seconds. When gymnasts do difficult tricks for the first time the coach should
spot them. Make sure the gymnastic equipment is safe before you use it. Also the
gymnastic floor mats must be safely secured before you do any tricks on it.
gymnastics you can wear foot wear, wrist guard, ankle guard and other things.
The footwear protects the feet. The wrist guard protects the wrist. The ankle
guard protects the ankle.
Some people get hurt doing gymnastics because of carelessness they trip or slip
and they hurt themselves. Doing difficult tricks can also cause you to get hurt.
You can get hurt on the bars, beam, and floor and other gymnastics equipment.
The ankles and knees are injured most often in gymnastics. Almost 25,000
children were treated in 1998 for gymnastic injuries.
What age groups do bad injuries
The injury depends on the level of gymnastics you are in. Say you are in the
first level of gymnastics you can get hurt but not life threatening. Say you are
in the highest gymnastics level there is. You can get seriously injured.
Gymnastics is a fun sport if you are careful of what you do and how you do it.