Question by  derej26 (10)

Why does it seem that gymnast have stunted growth?

I have noticed that most gymnast have a very distinct body type, I am curious is this because of the sport?


Answer by  jesshayl1 (79)

No, I don't believe they actually have stunted growth. What they do have is not an ounce of fat on their bodies. Just lots of muscle, giving the look of being smaller. They use a lot of muscles that most people don't use. If you look at a lot of them, you'll see that they're not all like that though.


Answer by  raven (241)

I don't think that participating in gymnastics stunts growth. A certain type of body is required to do the sport and do it well. That is probably what you're noticing.

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