GENERAL MODEL OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW GYMNASTICS ELEMENT

  • I. Cuk
  • I. Colja

Abstract

With a new gymnastics element a gymnast wants to surprise judges and to get an advantage over the other gymnasts, specially if the new element is very difficult and if it is executed with high amplitude and elegance. Siovenian gymnasts were in the last decade very original and they developed some new elements. As the development of a new element is a general problem in gymnastics we tried to define these phenomena theoretically. Our investigation shows that we can define a general model how to develop a new gymnastics element. The model consists of seven consecutive phases: idea of a new gymnastics element, definition of the hypothetical biomechanics model of the new element, 3 consistency of the new element with the present Code of points, 4. designing of the methodics, 5. training until successful execution, 6. collecting and analysing the biomechanics data, 7. definition of the optimal biomechanics model of the new element and saving the data into the data base. The general model can be applied in men's and women's artistic gymnastics and can be also used in some other polystructural conventional sports.