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Giving training to a person with ADHD

I am a member of a capoeira group and recently a child of 8 came to us. His mother said that he has a "strong ADHD". He is visibly different than the other kids. I never encountered someone ...
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Olympic artistic gymnastics: Why are not all subdisciplines open for both sexes

Olympic artistic gymnastics is maybe the only olympic sport, where men and women do almost totally different subdisciplines (except for vault and floor). For example women are not allowed to compete ...
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Men undergarments with Gymnastics shorts question

I just bought Men Gymnastics shorts from GK Elite. Like these pictures, https://www.gkelite.com/collections/gk-gym-men-pants-and-shorts In Women's Gymnastics, they don't wear undergarments underneath ...
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Breathing techniques for pull up and chin up, or rings or high horizontal bar

When we do pull up and chin up, or similar motions in the Rings (Olympics sports), or high horizontal bar, Are there recommended ways to breathe in order to maximize the amounts of pull up and chin ...
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Gymnastics Lunge Position, Hand position

When doing a Lunge position in gymnastics, which position is the hands? I see it sometimes a) pointed in as below, b) or other times straight ahead.
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How are women gymnasts performing with long nails?

How are women gymnasts performing with long nails? Is it difficult; does this make it harder? I saw Suni Lee with much longer nails, for example in this article
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Why do skateboarders in the olympics get multiple attempts to land a trick but gymnasts don't?

Is there a reason why olympic skateboarders receive more leeway to land their maneuvers than olympic gymnasts who need to land their maneuvers the first time?
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How to prevent a bad flip in Gymnastics?

I am doing gymnastics training, our class is learning about basic backflip. I have read few cases where people land improperly, and hurt their leg, neck, shoulder etc. Is there anyway to prevent ...
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Name of a "gym object"

I've seen a video, there were girls using a gym object that was like a ladder in a "ring form", like two big rings connected by pegs. What is the name of this object? Thank you all
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What is the name of this iron cross maneuver?

I was once shown a video of a male gymnast's routine on rings. He began from a still hang and pulled, slowly, with straight arms, into an iron cross and after maybe a brief pause continued the pull ...
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In Olympics gymnastics competition, what are the requirements to compete for a Country?

Watching the Olympics, I came across an athlete, Kylie Rae Dickson, representing Belarus. However, she was American and the commentator briefly touched on how she had no Belarus heritage. I did a ...
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How to have a checklist to show your athletes?

I want a checklist that I can show, but I do no want those who are not achieving as well not to fell left out. I want this for a gymnastics class, so that they can see how well they are doing.
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Cool down games for gymnastics?

Does anyone know some good cool down games for gymnastics? It is for around 15 children and 2 floor strips. There are plenty of poxes, ropes and hoops that can be utilized. Games which have been ...
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What is the best schedule to learn to do the splits?

I'm trying to develop enought hip flexibility to do the splits as fast as possible, basicaly using Jill Miller's "Harmonizing Hips From Inside Out" (http://www.pranamaya.com/miller-hips.html) video. ...
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How are gymnastics routines scored?

In scoring routines in gymnastics, there is "theoretically no limit to the score a gymnast can achieve." However, the highest score judges can award for the execution of a routine is 10. Furthermore, "...
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