INJURY PREVENTION IN ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS: A GUIDE FOR COACHES AND DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
Keywords: gymnastics, injury
AbstractCompetitive artistic gymnastics is a high risk activity. Injury prevention essentials include: Avoid the ‘lumbar fold’ into extension; Maximise hip extension range; Maximise thoracic extension range; Maximise thoracic rotation range; Gain calf strength and endurance; Ankle proprioceptive training. Injury prevention essentials may be important for all gymnastics coaches to recognise, but could also be used to guide future research investigating injuries in gymnastics.
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