gymnastic exercise

Definitions of gymnastic exercise
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n (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

n a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility

Synonyms:
gymnastics
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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