Question by  mrsnanaboat (15)

What are ideal exercises for strength training for gymnastics?


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Good strength training exercises include pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, sprints, shoulder dips, handstand push-ups, jumping jacks, toe-rise, prone scissor kicks, lunges, and leg lifts. Light weights can also be used.


Answer by  Anita27 (656)

As a gymnast you want your body to be strong, but lean so you should do a high number of repetitions with light weights. Light weights will give you the resistance you need to strengthen your muscles without making them bulky. Bulk will make you heavy and slow you down which is not good for gymnastics.


Answer by  crane3 (90)

Try and using resistance bands. They are inexpensive and can be almost as effective as free weights when strength training. You can buy them at almost any department store or at a gym.


Answer by  Marsha94 (618)

For gymnastics you really need an all around toned body. Having a strong center is important, so doing crunches would be good. You also need strong thighs for pushing off the ground, lunges would be good. Hold a plank position for 30 seconds and repeat. Pilated would also be good.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

Pushups, all forms of crunches, pull-ups and a general weightlifting routine would all greatly benefit a gymnast. Also, doing handstands against a wall is an excellent way to build strength.


Answer by  chineseyoyos (41)

well mostly core exercises are the most important but some fine motor skills are important as well so the list includes but not limited to; leg lifts chin ups levers heel and toe risers handstand work wrist strength exercises dips and also of course cardio vascular activities as well

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