Gymnastics

Experienced Gymnastics coach Willie Goh of Gym Kraft will be happy to answer your questions. Simply drop your question in the question box below and he will try to get back to you at his soonest.

For artistic gymnastics, are there any common events that both male and female gymasts compete in?

Common events are Vault and Floor Exercise.
However, the routine, scoring and execution for both are completely different.
They just happen to use the same apparatus

How many times a week does a competitive gymnast have to train

It will depend on your term 'competitive' and age of gymnast.

If a gymnast is competing recreationally, (vs others clubs or school), it is not surprising to find gymnast 7 years of age training 4 - 6 hours per week.
The number of hours will gradually increase as the gymnast progress.
Gymnastics progression correlates very closely to the number of hours of training and there is no short cut.

For competitive gymnasts representing countries, 16 years old gymnast usually train up to 40 hours per week.

How many times a week does a competitive gymnast have to train

It will depend on your term 'competitive' and age of gymnast.

If a gymnast is competing recreationally, (vs others clubs or school), it is not surprising to find gymnast 7 years of age training 4 - 6 hours per week.
The number of hours will gradually increase as the gymnast progress.
Gymnastics progression correlates very closely to the number of hours of training and there is no short cut.

For competitive gymnasts representing countries, 16 years old gymnast usually train up to 40 hours per week.

For artistic gymnastics, are there any common events that both male and female gymasts compete in?

Common events are Vault and Floor Exercise.
However, the routine, scoring and execution for both are completely different.
They just happen to use the same apparatus

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