Text and more than 1,500 illustrations provide an overview of gymnastics, with information on skills, techniques, and equipment, competitions, exercises that can be practiced at home, and sports such as ballet and skating in which gymnastics skills are used.
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ankles arabesque arms above head arms stretched arms to sides back handspring back leg battement bend body Bend forward bend knees body straight bodyweight bounce cartwheel circle competitors compulsory exercises demi-plie descend execute giant swing grasp gymnast hands on floor handspring handstand position high as possible high bar hips horse judges jump keeping back straight keeping legs straight land lean forward Lie on back lift lift body low bar lower back movement Olga Korbut Olympic Olympic Games optional exercises parallel bars partner perform piked position pirouette place hands push Push hands rear leg Return to standing right foot right leg rope shoulders somersault squat standing position step forward step to left stomach straddle straighten body Stretch arms stretched out sideways support foot swing arms swing backward swing forward team competition thighs trampoline tucked turn to left turn to right twist vault vaulting horse vertical voluntary routine Yoga