Gymnastic Activities – Basic Floor and Apparatus Activities

LESSON – GYMNASTIC ACTIVITIES 

TOPIC

  • Introduction
  • Meaning of Gymnastic Activities
  • Floor and Apparatus Activities

 

INTRODUCTION

Gymnastics are the physical fitness (or activities) that is used show and develope strength, flexibility, agility, balance and control.

Gymnastics are often done with or without any equipments.

 

TYPES OF GYMNASTICS ACTIVITIES 

There are two basic gymnastics –

1. Gymnastics perform on the floor, normally called floor activities

2. Gymnastics perform with apparatus.

 

GYMNASTICS – FLOOR ACTIVITIES 

Gymnastic activities performed on the floor are –

1. FORWARD ROLL 

Forward roll is a floor activities performed by tucking your head down and rolls their body in a forward circle on the floor.

 

2. BACKWARD ROLL 

The backward roll is similar to the forward roll, but in reverse.

 

3. CARTWHEEL 

A cartwheel is a sideways rotary movement of the body.

 

4. ARAB SPRING 

 

Other are –

  • Handstand
  • Round Off
  • Front Walkover
  • Back Walkover
  • Handstand Forward Roll

 

APPARATUS ACTIVITIES

Apparatus activities are gymnastic activities performed with a piece of equipment such as skipping rope, vault, uneven bars, parallel and horizontal bar, etc.

 

BASIC APPARATUS ACTIVITIES 

1. Swinging with one or two ropes

 

2. Skipping

 

3. Vaulting

Balancing on the parallel bars

 

Climbing

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Answer all the questions.

1. explain the meaning of gymnastic activities.

2. differentiate between floor and apparatus activities.

3. state 5 basic floor activities.

4. perform the following basic floor activities –

  • forward roll
  • Backward roll
  • Cartwheel

5. perform 5 basic apparatus activities.

 

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