What Muscles Do Gymnasts Use? By: Christina Tu, Hr.3

What happens to the muscle when you get an injury?

The muscle that is injured spases. The skeletal muscle can become infected by parasites. A virulent strain of the bacterium which is know as flesh-eating bacterium, spreads rapidly through the muscle, causing massive damage to the muscle.

Gymnasts use every muscle in the body

The muscles that gymnasts use to squeeze their legs together and make the straight are called the adductor longus, adductor magnus... etc. Endurance, or a muscle's ability to continuously perform without growing tired.
The major muscles that gymnasts use during the different events are: the upper torso, the core muscles, the hip muscles, the muscles of the legs, and the muscles of the arms.

The 5 Components of Fitness in Gymnastics

1. Muscular Endurance 2. Muscular Strength 3. Cardiovascular Endurance 4. Flexibility 5. Body Composition
The legs must be strong to jump and flip, providing a solid base for the beam and floor. The upper body must be strong enough to support the body during flips and stunts, lift the body during bars and vault.

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