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Gymnastics: Body Shapes in Flight

Dick Moss, Editor, PE Update.com

Ask your students to bring to class photographs of athletes, dancers and gymnasts in full flight and encourage them to emulate these in-air positions.

Your students can make different body shapes in the air by jumping off a springboard onto a crash pad, or landing two-footed on a mat.

You can explain the similarities between the pictured body shapes and gymnastics positions like the pike, straddle and squat. ? Pat Aitken

1. Lloyd Readhead, Gymnastics: Skills - Techniques - Training, Crowood Press, 2011.
2. Peter H. Werner (Ped), Teaching Children Gymnastics: Becoming a Master Teacher, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.

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