HIP CIRCLE TO HANDSTAND ON THE UNEVEN PARALLEL BARS

  • Gail G. Evans

Abstract

Public interest in women's gymnastics has increased over the past two decades as a result of the publicity accorded such performers as Cathy Rigby, Olga Korbut, and Nadia Comenici. Many researchers and gymnastics coaches have sought to explain gymnastics skills through the use of scientific techniques, but because of the dearth of quantitative information available about women's gymnastics, the coach and performer have had to rely on subjective information which has been disseminated from past performers and coaches (Cureton & Welser, 1970). Because there is a lack of scientific information available, gymnastics coaches and performers have tended to adopt the methods and techniques of the current champions, often disregarding correct technique (Wilkerson, 1978). It is the hope of the investigator that the findings of this study may be beneficial to future studies of gymnastics related skills , and may also contribute to the improvement of teaching and coaching the skills performed on the uneven parallel bars.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities