exercises developing or displaying physical agility and coordination.
The modern sport of gymnastics typically involves exercises on uneven bars,
balance beam, floor, and vaulting horse (for women), and horizontal
and parallel bars, rings, floor, and pommel horse (for men).
other physical or mental agility of a specified kind.
Gymnastics was introduced in early Greek civilization
to facilitate bodily development through a series of exercises that included
running, jumping, swimming, throwing, wrestling, and weight lifting.
Many basic gymnastic events were practiced in some form before
the introduction by the Greeks of gymnazein. Physical
fitness was a highly valued attribute in ancient Greece,
and both men and women participated in vigorous gymnastic exercises.
The Romans, after conquering Greece, developed the activities into
a more formal sport, and they used the gymnasiums to physically prepare
their legions for warfare. With the decline of Rome, however, interest
in gymnastics dwindled, with tumbling remaining as a form of entertainment.
This move is called a back walkover.
A back walkover is a gymnastics move in which a good bridge is necessary,
as well as a bridge kickover, in order to complete the move.
A handspring is an acrobatic move in which a person executes a complete revolution
of the body by lunging headfirst from an upright position into an inverted
vertical position and then pushing off from the floor with the hands so as to
leap back to an upright position. The direction of body rotation in a handspring
may be either forward or backward, and either kind may be performed from a
stationary standing position or while in motion. Body movement may be terminated
upon completion of a handspring, or the performer's momentum may be leveraged
so as to immediately perform another handspring or other rotational move.
This move is called a handstand. this is a move where you have to balance on
your hands with your feet in the air or leaned against the wall.