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Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and ...
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BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR REFINING GYMNASTIC
THE COMMON DENOMINATORTHE HANDSTAND 67
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Acadiana actual Aerial Cartwheel airborne phase airborne trajectory angle of input angular momentum ankle arched body shape arms held directly attainment axis of rotation Backward Handspring Backward Somersault beam body extension body weight body's mass center Cartwheel center of mass descent phase descriptions presented Dismount entire body extended body shape FIGURE Floor Exercise for-downward for-upward force forcefully Forward Roll forward rotation front support full twist fully extended body gymnast hand contact held directly overhead hip joints hollowed body shape horizontal identical in nature illustrations and descriptions impact kickback action knee lead leg leg as illustrated long axis maximum vertical lift mechanics movements are identical Notice Once airborne oncoming peak performer's body piked preflight prior push leg regular curved path represents final completion segments shoulder girdle slightly arched straddled straight-line body shape straight-line shape support leg technique throughout the entire total body unit trunk uneven parallel bars upper body Vault vigorously