Top 25 Gymnastics Skills, Tips, and Tricks

Top 25 Gymnastics Skills, Tips, and Tricks

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by Jeff Savage
     
 

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During the heat of competition, the slightest misstep in your floor exercise or a fall off the balance beam could cost you a trophy or your team a championship. Gymnastics is all about technique and precision. Would you like to perform like an Olympic gold medalist? Author Jeff Savage gives step-by-step instructions to many of the basic techniques in gymnastics and

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During the heat of competition, the slightest misstep in your floor exercise or a fall off the balance beam could cost you a trophy or your team a championship. Gymnastics is all about technique and precision. Would you like to perform like an Olympic gold medalist? Author Jeff Savage gives step-by-step instructions to many of the basic techniques in gymnastics and provides you with some fun tips from Olympic champions.

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Children's Literature - Patricia M. Steelman
This title is part of a six-book series on standard American sports— with other titles covering baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer—presenting twenty-five informative points in forty-eight pages. Brief paragraphs, boxes with facts, tips, or historical information and photos of major stars or action snapshots cover the basics of each sport. A one-page glossary of main terms, a short list of similar books, several Internet addresses, and an index complete the coverage. Savage faces a difficult task in combining coverage of women's four events and men's six events within the format dictated by the series. He wisely chooses to focus on basic skills and practice. Gymnastics is a sport best demonstrated by trained coaches rather than learned from text in a book. Savage properly cautions young gymnasts to attempt advanced elements only with supervision. Only five out of twenty-five photos are of men and a teenage girl is on the cover perhaps unintentionally indicating the book will appeal more to girls. There is only one sequence of photos showing three steps in performing a push-up. The last section, Preparing to Compete, briefly discusses protective gear, includes a paragraph on nutrition and another on stretching, a page on strength training, and a final two paragraphs on conditioning. The only mention of a trampoline is a historical note in a sidebar yet many gyms and backyards have trampolines for building skills and stamina. Consider this introductory coverage a supplemental purchase. Reviewer: Patricia M. Steelman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598453584
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Top 25 Sports Skills, Tips, and Tricks Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Top 25 Gymnastics Skills, Tips, and Tricks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It helped me alot with gimnastic so a thanks to whoevver rote this book
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