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What are the basic skills needed for gymnastics?

Basic skills required for the gymnast are flexibility, core strength, balance, upper and lower-body strength, power, mental focus, discipline, and dedication. Although not necessarily a skill, commitment is mandatory and is often assessed by gymnastic coaches. Basic skills can be trained, and most are taught by a coach. All skills can be learned by using proper technique and having a tenacious attitude. Technique is the crucial foundation to increase skill level and become proficient with all functional movement.

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