Biomechanics of Gymnastics

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Biomechanics of Gymnastics

Biomechanics is the application of mechanical analysis to study body movements, this allows for research and developments into everyday activities. Often time biomechanics is used to study different sports and the movements that an athlete would complete in relation to that sport. One sport that there was a desire to do biomechanical research was Gymnastics. Gymnastics is a sport that incorporates full body movements, to better understand the body movements’ biomechanical studies are used. These studies allow for research to be done into how the body moves for a specific movement, then the movement can be optimized being able to improve a gymnasts skills. Also these biomechanical analyses can help understand
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The beam is supported in two points beneath the beam.

The Vault
The Vault is an event that includes a rectangular table with a curve down part of the table in the front. The table is covered with a material such as suede. The vault is support by one point beneath the vault.
The Vault
The Vault is an event that includes a rectangular table with a curve down part of the table in the front. The table is covered with a material such as suede. The vault is support by one point beneath the vault.

The Floor
The Floor is an event that includes a spring floor that is composed of spring, rubber and plywood. The spring floor is covered with a mat material.
The Floor
The Floor is an event that includes a spring floor that is composed of spring, rubber and plywood. The spring floor is covered with a mat material.

Some of the men’s events are the same as the above women events. Like women men complete the floor and vault event. In addition to these events men also complete:
The Pommel Horse (PH)
The Pommel Horse is an event that includes a rectangular horse that is covered in a material such as suede. Also attached are the top of the Pommel Horse there are two wooden handles. The pommel horse is supported in two points beneath it.
The Pommel Horse (PH)
The Pommel Horse is an event that includes a rectangular horse that is covered in a material such as suede. Also attached are the top of the Pommel Horse there are

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