Advertisement

Is there a way to know if my core is working correctly for gymnastics?

An assessment of the core can be done by a qualified health care practitioner or physical therapist. It is important that the right muscles are working at the right time for ultimate results and proper core usage. Poor movement patterns and poor neuromuscular control equate to poor stabilization. Any muscle or joint imbalance must be corrected before beginning a core strengthening routine. Beginning core exercises that can be assessed may include the task of drawing-in or bracing the abdominals, a plank exercise, or a prone cobra. These are a small sample of some core exercises that must be mastered before moving on to more advanced moves.

Continue Learning about Gymnastics

What flexibilitly warm-ups can I do for gymnastics?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
To start, you can foam roll the tight regions of the body to help loosen up the muscles. Some ke...
More Answers
Are gymnastic events considered aerobic or anaerobic?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Gymnastics events are anaerobic, but the practices involve a lot of the aerobic system with quic...
More Answers
How do I increase my endurance for the vault in gymnastics?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
Vaulting involves straight ahead speed, or sprinting, before hitting the spring board. Without p...
More Answers
Why do some gymnasts wear straps on their hands?
National Athletic Trainers' AssociationNational Athletic Trainers' Association
These straps, called grips or hand guards, are often worn by gymnasts who perform a lot of swing...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.