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Gymnastics is an activity involving performance of bodyweight exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance, and grace.

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Gymnastics Arch Body Position: Suck in Abs and Squeeze the Glutes?

In gymnastics, I am working on the Arch Position for the back handspring. In the Arch body position, should I follow some of the same principles of the hollow body position? …
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Back handspring: Hands Starting position

In Women's Gymnastics: (a) Which way do judges look for and award more points? (b) Which way do majority of the female gymnasts use? … Reason it came up: My two coaches at gymnastics class were teaching different styles. …
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Increase Active Flexibility

Many ladies are able to extend their leg up much higher than hip level. eg, many cheerleaders and other gymnastics. how do I increase my resting flexibility similar to photos below? …
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Flexible: Stretch Hips and Rotate Internal

The following 2 Exercises will Rotate the Hips External. I am curious if anyone knows any stretches to Rotate the Hips Internal (opposite direction).
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Shoulder Stretch Lying Down, Proper technique?

Is the following a legitimate back shoulder stretch? I have never seen this stretch on any resource website until now. Sometimes when I see something on youtube, I have verify its a proper stretch whi …
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Shoulder Rod Stretch, Trying to gain flexibility and reached a limit

I am doing the following shoulder rod dislocation stretch. I seemed to have reached a cap on how far I can put my hands together. Right now they are 40 inches apart, at 30 degree from vertical. I was …
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Good Active Flexibility Stretch for Mid Back

What is a good "Active Flexibility" Stretch for Mid back? Note: Active Flexibility is different from Passive/Static. Resource: Passive vs Active Flexibility Stretch "Active flexibility is the range of …
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Shoulder Rod Stretch, Difference Using Wooden Bar Rod or Towel Rope

Whats the difference in doing the shoulder bar dislocation stretch with a regular wooden rod vs a towel/rope? (Note: I know the second picture is using a towel, but I use a rope and pull it wide tight …
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