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Will strength training help my gymnastics?

Yes, strength training will help in gymnastics. Due to the demands in the sport, strength training will assist in improving one's ability to push, pull, press, squat and lunge more effictively. To improve strength, perform resistance training 3 times per week. Perform 8-10 exercises that focus on all the major muscle groups. Perform 1-3 sets (depending on physical capabilities) of 6-10 repetitions. Use a weight for which the last few repetitions in the set are challenging. Rest 30 seconds to 1 minute between sets.

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