Although gymnastics is a small part of the CrossFit puzzle the importance of kinesics awareness and body movement is a huge building block to create a better athlete.
Importance of Gymnastics:
People who get involved in a sport like gymnastics learn about fitness from a practical aspect. They learn the value of warming up before exercising and the need for practice to accomplish the gymnastic routines. They discover how lack of sleep or poor nutrition can steal energy needed to participate. They experience pride as they learn body control necessary to execute gymnastic maneuvers. Involvement, especially from a young age, reduces the risk of obesity and health issues associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Weight-bearing sports like gymnastics build healthy bones and muscles. The type of activities performed by a gymnast create proper body alignment and a healthy posture.
Attaining success at gymnastics teaches the student self-confidence and boosts self-esteem. The student may have to overcome fear as he approaches a new piece of equipment or begins to learn a new skill. Some will have to overcome fear as they execute the gymnastics routines in front of an audience. Each new skill conquered affirms the ability of the student and builds pride in personal accomplishment, according to a study published in the August 2001 edition of “Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.” Personal accomplishment encourages the gymnast to attempt new things and push the limits.
Here are a few sites that are gymnastic based: