Do you think if basic (handstands, flips etc) gymnastic moves were learnt they would benefit athletes that dont compete in gymnastics – do you incorporate any of them and if so which ones?
Yes and no, it certainly would help those who do not have well rounded physical activity in their play time as children, but it would not enhance upon those who do have well rounded physical activities.
The temporal spatial awareness needed in gymnastics is far beyond those of other physical activities of volitional exertion.
I can take a gymnast and they’ll be a good vaulter, sprinter, hurdler, long, triple, and high jumper almost naturally in track and field events. Their throwing ability upon observation us beyond those who have the same build and strength as they do, thus a better execution of skill with power.
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