gymnastics, gymnastic exercise(noun)
a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
Feats demonstrating a quick mental agility; as, mental gymnastics, verbal gymnastics.
A sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness.
Gymnastics was a significant part of the physical education curriculum.
Complex intellectual or artistic exercises or feats of physical agility.
His mental gymnastics are legendary.
Origin: From γυμνασία, from γυμνός, because Greek athletes were training naked.
athletic or disciplinary exercises; the art of performing gymnastic exercises; also, disciplinary exercises for the intellect or character
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, and balance. Internationally, all of the competitive gymnastic sports are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique. Each country has its own national governing body affiliated to FIG. Competitive artistic gymnastics is the best known of the gymnastic sports. It typically involves the women's events of uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. Men's events are floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills. Other gymnastic disciplines include: rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, Team Gym, tumbling, aerobic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. Participants can include children as young as 20 months old doing kindergym and children's gymnastics, recreational gymnasts of ages 5 and up, competitive gymnasts at varying levels of skill, and world class athletes.
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Systematic physical exercise. This includes calisthenics, a system of light gymnastics for promoting strength and grace of carriage.
The numerical value of gymnastics in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of gymnastics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of gymnastics in a Sentence
The heels played a big role. For gymnastics you’re barefoot 100 percent of the time.
I won't call it political gymnastics, but it certainly could be called parliamentary contortionism.
My decision to step aside as CEO is solely to support the best interests of USA Gymnastics at this time.
We have been for months, if not years, doing fiscal gymnastics, taking away from some pockets to pay into others, the crisis has been real for quite some time.
What's unique is beauty and youthful vigor. There's a definite youthful energy, japanese gymnastics has always been known for its beauty, and now it's a matter of combining these well.
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- gimnàsticaCatalan, Valencian
- Gymnastik, TurnenGerman
- γυμναστική, ακροβατισμόςGreek
- voimistelu, harjoitusFinnish
- gimnasztika, tornaHungarian
- 体育, 体操Japanese
- gerak badan, taiso, gimnastikMalay
- гимнастика, тјеловјежба, gimnàstika, tjèlovježbaSerbo-Croatian
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