What Makes Gymnasts So Flexible

Daily stretching

What Makes Gymnasts So Flexible

Gymnast so flexible

Sports plays a very vital role in the life of every individual. They help to keep the person healthy both from mind and body .Gymnastic is a kind of sport which we have seen in the Olympics recently. Simone Biles is the world’s best gymnast. Thus, She has won 4 golds and one bronze medal in the different events. This can be seen that how popular you can become by having a flexible body. Therefore, Today i will here just try to shed some light on that what makes gymnasts so flexible.

Daily Static Stretching




To be like a gymnast you have to do stretching regularly. Firstly, the best time to start stretching is to do after doing strenuous workout. Therefore, A gymnast should always listen to his/her body that it is capable of. Don’t ever do stretching in such a way that you start feeling Pain.

Types of Stretching

Ballistic Stretching

Dynamic Stretching

Active Stretching

Passive Stretching

Static Stretching

Isometric Stretching

PNF Stretching




It is one of the most flexible feat that a gymnast love to perform. Firstly a gymnast should kept in mind that to execute a split he/she should have a flexible hamstrings, quadriceps and hip flexors. After that, Lean your torso toward your thighs feeling the stretch in the back of your thighs.Stretch your quadriceps by standing on one foot and pulling your other foot in toward your rear. Keep your knee pointing toward the ground so you feel the stretch in the front of your thigh. The best way to stretch your hip flexors is in a split or modified split position.

Back bends


Gymnasts do several skills, such as walkovers, limbers and handsprings, that require them to bend backward. To do a back bend, you need stomach, back and shoulder flexibility. Stretch your stomach by lying face down with your hands under your shoulders and press up into an arched position. Stretch your back and shoulders in a bridge position. Lie on your back with your feet near your rear and your hands under your shoulders. Press up slowly and gently, stopping at a comfortable point. Try to get a little farther each time your hold the position.



In order to last through long practices and complete four routines that are each 2 minutes long, gymnasts need to have long lasting endurance and a strong stamina. This can be achieved through aerobic activity such as running, jogging, jumping rope, bicycling or swimming. Serious gymnasts should aim for three endurance-training sessions per week. Each should last about 60 minutes. Most endurance training is done outside of the gym, due to lack of time.