Floor Exercise Essay

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Floor Exercise

Floor Exercise


Floor exercise is a sequence of tumbles, leaps, and balances, which make
a gymnastics performance. No equipment is used, only a mat and open space. At
competitions, judges look for good posture, proper technique, continuity, and
variety.

Floor exercise builds confidence and character. Your self confidence
increases as you learn body control. As you become involved you will gain self
discipline. You will learn valuable lessons about exercise, eating correctly,
and getting the proper amount of rest, leading to a healthy and longer life.
Competitive acrobatics have various levels at which people can participate and
gain recognition for achievements. Most important, floor exercise is fun. More
challenging the than other activities. Tumbling is considered the basis of all
acrobatics. Although it is not one of the four Olympic competitive events,
tumbling is important because the skills you learn will help you perform the
other events. For example, the basic forward roll can also be performed on the
balance beam and in the floor exercise, and is important even when learning the
vault and the uneven bars.

The best way to learn floor exercise is through progressions. A
progression is a step by step method of learning skills, beginning with the easy
ones and gradually mastering the more difficult ones. If you wanted to learn a
forward somersault, you would not just start out trying to do the somersault.
Instead, you would learn a whole series of skills one by one, moving along to
the next one only after you mastered the first. It is important to be patient
when learning floor exercises through progressions. Do not move on to the next
skill in the progression until you and your coach have determined that you are
ready. This method will allow you to learn a large number of skills while having
fun and developing confidence. If you find a skill to be particularly difficult
to learn, perhaps you are trying to take too big of a step, or too many, in your
progression. Ask your coach for assistance. She or he can almost always give you
smaller steps that will help you reach your goal. In learning acrobatics or any
other sport it requires that you also learn the language of the sport. The
language of acrobatics is quite complicated. For example, a forward roll is done
on the ground, but a forward somersault or salto is done in the air. Someone
might think that you have learned a front flip, but you will know that this is
really a salto.

Floor exercise is fun and one of the best overall physical fitness
activities that there is provided that you and your coach use common sense and
pay attention to the rules of safety. This sport involves flipping and twisting.
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