MECHANICS OF THE STOOP-IN-PIKE THROUGH TO INVERTED GIANTS

  • Spiros Prassas
  • J. Terauds
  • P. Russell
Keywords: gymnastics, diving

Abstract

Gymnastics is a versatile sport that encourages and rewards individuality and creativity. As a result, a great number of skills have been developed on each piece of apparatus over the years; more are expected in the future. Although most ofthese skills are unique to each apparatus, some broad classifications can be made. Generally, gymnastic skills are of the "swinging", "balance", "strength", or "tumbling" type. Or they can be classified as "primary" and "secondary". Primary skills are skills that constitute the "core" of each individual routine such as giant swings, somersaults, handstands, etc. Secondary are skills connecting the primary ones within a routine, such as the round-off, handsprings, various leaps and the "stoop-in pike through to inverted giants".
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics