The Physiological Demands of Youth Artistic Gymnastics; Applications to Strength and Conditioning
Cronin, John B.
Myer, Gregory D.
Lloyd, Rhodri S.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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The sport of artistic gymnastics involves a series of complex events that can expose young gymnasts to relatively high forces. The sport is recognized as attracting early specialization, in which young children are exposed to a high volume of sports-specific training. Leading world authorities advocate that young athletes should participate in strength and conditioning related activities in order to increase athlete robustness and reduce the relative risk of injury. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a needs analysis of artistic gymnastics, and to highlight key issues surrounding training that practitioners should consider when working with this unique population.
Strength and Conditioning Journal;
Moeskops, S., Oliver, J.L., Read, P.J., Cronin, J.B., Myer, G.D. and Lloyd, R.S. (2018) 'The Physiological Demands of Youth Artistic Gymnastics; Applications to Strength and Conditioning', Strength & Conditioning Journal. doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000404
Article published in Strength & Conditioning Journal ahead of print available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000404
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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