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Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more

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Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Temporarily: High intensity sports such as gymnastics can delay onset of puberty and delay growth spurts. It is not permanent. ...Read more

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What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more

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Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/ Endo docs? ...Read more

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What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more

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Can a child with lcpd continue in tumbling and gymnastics as tolerated?

Can a child with lcpd continue in tumbling and gymnastics as tolerated?

Legg Calve Perthes: This question is best answered by the child's orthopedic specialist, however, it depends on the age of the child and severity of disease. Generally, limited running and jumping is recommended in order to help the femoral head stay as round as possible. If this is not done, the treatment progress to more limiting things like PT, crutches, casts, or even surgery. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Lordosis: High level gymnastics can sometimes lead to stress fractures in the lumbar spine called spondylolysis. This can cause increased lordosis. This can be diagnosised with diagnostic tests such as x-rays, mdi, CT scan. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

See below: Lordosis is the term used to describe the natural curve or "sway" in your low back. It is normal to have some degree of lordosis although some people have more or less than others. ...Read more

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Do intensive gymnastics prevent a child from growing normally physically?

Not necessarily.: As long as the child is getting enough sleep and a balanced diet with enough calories to compensate for the additional exercise, growth should be normal. However, if nutritional intake isn't enough to compensate for the calories being burned by exercise, or if an eating disorder develops, growth and pubertal development can be affected. ...Read more

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Horribly from pain. This year i was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

Horribly from pain. This year i was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

Yes, absolutely: The hyperextension gymnast are put through can often cause back pain, especially increased lordosis due to ligamentous laxity. Have you had any imaging of your back? One of the most commonly undiagnosed causes of back pain in gymnasts (until the last couple of years) is a pars fracture, a small piece of the vertebrae that can be extremely painful and cause an increase in lordosis. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're still a virgin? I think I ripped my hymen while in gymnastics. How can I find out

How do you know if you're still a virgin? I think I ripped my hymen while in gymnastics. How can I find out

Virginity: Virginity refers to the state before first sexual intercourse in males and females. Presence of intact or broken hymen does not necessarily indicate virginity or lack of virginity. The hymen can be broken without having sex. ...Read more

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Does 5-9 hours gymnastics stunted children growth? My children loves gymnastics but I am afraid to send them to more intensive training. They currently do 1-2 hours/week only.

Does 5-9 hours gymnastics stunted children growth? My children loves gymnastics but I am afraid to send them to more intensive training. They currently do 1-2 hours/week only.

Gymnastics: it is not necessarily the number of hours per week spent doing gymnastics. Issues with growth revolves around less than adequate nutrition intake during the optimal periods of childhood growth, while performing gymnastics. Adequate caloric intake, of healthy foods, is of utmost importance. A discussion with your pediatrician, or HealthTap prime consult, can help lay out more instructions for you. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

I have 2 herniated disks so can I ever go back to gymnastics?

Yes: Once you are asymptomatic you can return to all activities. Exercise is of great benefit in terms of minimizing back pain and any recurrence of a disc herniation. You may have had back pain that may have been unrelated to the disc herniations seen on imaging as this becomes a fmore frequent incidental finding as we age even in people with no back pain. ...Read more

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I practice gymnastics, and i was wondering is that why my breasts are so small?

I practice gymnastics, and i was wondering is that why my breasts are so small?

No: Breat size is unrelated to the type of exercise one does. It is a refelction when young of the amount of breast tissue present in the breast. With age, fat begins to deposit in the breast and enlargement may then develop sometimes leading to pendulous breasts. ...Read more

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I want to start gymnastics lessons but I have panic disorder, how can I do this?

I want to start gymnastics lessons but I have panic disorder, how can I do this?

Exercise if you wish: There is no reason why you shouldn't do gymnastics if you have panic disorder. Physical activity does not necessarily worsen symptoms of anxiety. Don't misinterpret body sensations as signs of an impending panic attack. After the exercise you will feel more relaxed and it will help keep your mind off your worries. Panic disorder is not difficult to treat. Look for help and free yourself. ...Read more

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Would you be able to be doing very competitive dance/gymnastics at 5 months pregnant?

Would you be able to be doing very competitive dance/gymnastics at 5 months pregnant?

Ask your OB: They know your history and you can explain to them what is done in the competitive dance and they can give you the best advise based on your individual pregnancy. ...Read more

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Lately I have been hungry like every 2 hours. I'm 16 years old and I do gymnastics once a week...Could that be why?

Lately I have been hungry like every 2 hours. I'm 16 years old and I do gymnastics once a week...Could that be why?

Yes: It is common for active adolescents to have a pretty impressive appetite. As long as you are not gaining weight because of this, and otherwise feel well, i would not be too concerned about it. It is important, however, to still make good food choices (i.e. Choosing a serving of fruit over a bag of cheetos). ...Read more