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What strength exercises can be done to enhance gymnastic performance?

Strength exercises that utilize bodyweight are very helpful. Seated rope climbing, push-ups, pull-ups, hanging leg raises, back extensions, and stability ball pikes are a few bodyweight exercises that are challenging and effective for the gymnast. Gymnasts need relative strength which is the maximum force that an individual can generate per unit of bodyweight, regardless of the time of force development. This type of strength is necessary for the gymnast to control the body against gravity or external resistance. A knowledge of how to stabilize the body correctly is paramount before attempting to execute strength exercises.

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