Science Shows Gymnastics is the Most Difficult Sport in the World

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And Gymnasts Are the Best Athletes!

Science finally has some facts to prove what we have all known for some time – Gymnastics is the most difficult sport on the planet for women (and men), both mentally and physically. And here are the scientific facts and statistics to prove it.

As impressive as these stats and facts are, they would be even more impressive for currently competing International Elite gymnasts or male gymnasts, doing even more difficult skills and routines and with more speed and power. Here are the factors that put gymnasts and gymnastics at the top of the sports hierarchy difficulty in:

  • Balance
  • Rotation
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Nine times Body Weight Strength
  • Proprioception and Kinesthetic Awareness
  • Skill and Routine Timing to Six Thousandths of a Second
  • Short Distance Sprint Speed of 16+ (20+ for men) Miles per Hour
  • Tumbling and Vault Heights of 13+ (16+ for men) Feet High
  • 900 Degrees of Rotation and 360 Degrees (1080 Degrees now being done) of Twisting in Less Than One Second

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In additions to the above factors in the video, there are numerous other areas where gymnasts must exceed all other athletes:

  • Strength to Body Weight Ratio
  • Leg, Back and Shoulder Flexibility
  • Female Upper Body Strength
  • Explosive Power
  • Kinesthetic Air Sense and Awareness
  • Focus
  • Concentration
  • Pressure Competitions

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