gymnastic exercise

Definitions of gymnastic exercise
  1. noun
    (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
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    crucifix
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
    dip
    a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
    double leg circle
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast (with legs together) swings his legs in a circle while alternating hands on the pommels
    grand circle
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the horizontal bar by swinging around it with the body fully extended
    handstand
    the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position
    hang
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
    kip, upstart
    a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
    long fly
    a gymnastic exercise involving a long leap from a vaulting horse
    scissors
    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move
    straddle
    a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
    bent hang
    a hang performed with the elbows bent
    inverted hang
    a hang performed on the rings with the body upside down
    lever hang
    a hang performed on the rings with the body stationary in a horizontal position
    reverse hang
    a hang with the arms extended in back
    straight hang
    a hang performed on the rings or parallel bars with the body erect and the arms at the sides
    type of:
    exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  2. noun
    a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
    synonyms: gymnastics
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    types:
    acrobatics, tumbling
    the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
    type of:
    athletics, sport
    an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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