Gymnastics (Training) Travel Insurance
Gymnastics is a multi discipline sport that involves the use of human strength to perform a variety of physical movements. It is a highly technical sport with high levels of control, balance and agility needed to successfully complete a discipline. The disciplines, for men are Floor exercises , Pommel Horse , Still rings , Vault , Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar …
Gymnastics is a multi discipline sport that involves the use of human strength to perform a variety of physical movements.
It is a highly technical sport with high levels of control, balance and agility needed to successfully complete a discipline.
The disciplines, for men are Floor exercises , Pommel Horse , Still rings , Vault , Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar
For Women Vault, Floor Exercises. Uneven Bar and Balance Beam
Other gymnastics events include tumbling, trampolining and rhythmic gymnastics events with attributes such as hoops, ribbons and balls. Acrobatic Gymnastics is characterised by two, three or four gymnasts who perform a routine by using one anothers bodies.
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JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.
Please Note: This policy does not cover you for Gymnastics in an Amateur Competition. If you require a quote for this, please visit our page Gymnastics (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance.
1. Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Standard||Essential||Essential Plus||Superior|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,500||£2,500||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£2,5000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||-||-||-||£1,000|
2. History of Gymnastics
Gymnastics originated in Ancient Greece, which used to be a highly military focused society. Practicing Gymnastics was considered to be ideal training for soldiers, who were trained in both agility and strength to prepare them for battle.
One of the skills obtained by practicing Gymnastics was mounting and dismounting a horse swiftly and properly. Another one was Sword Fighting, which require a high level of agility and flexibility.
In the Renaissance and through the 18th and 19th centuries, Gymnastics was a common type of exercise for boys and young men, it was considered to be an important part of a healthy life.
In 1881, the FIG was founded in Liege, Belgium and remains the oldest still existing international sports organisation in the world.
When the first modern Olympics were organised in 1896, Mens Gymnastics was such a popular sport that it was one of the first disciplines to be included.
3. Common Injuries
Because of its high skill level, Gymnastics require intensive training. Its various disciplines are incredibly technical and may feature potentially dangerous movements, including jumps, flips and pirouettes. Training is absolutely essential for any gymnast who wants to participate in competitions. Some of the more common injuries that can be sustained while training for Gymnastics include:
- Strained and sprained muscles
- Ligament injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Stress fractures
- Golfers elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Shin splints
- Thumb sprain
- Muscle and skin tears
Equipement - Wrist Guards , hand grips , footwear , ankle and /or elbow braces , pads
In training get a spotter to help you
Make sure there is a 1ST Aid Kit there
4. Gymnastic Equipment
Depending on the discipline, gymnastics requires some very specific equipment.
Proper hand protectors and shoes are essential gear to decrease the chance of sustaining friction injuries on the hands and feet.
Chalk and talcum powder are popular products that are used to protect the hands while performing a discipline.
Gymnastics requires padded mats as well, both for training and for competitions, to protect athletes in case they fall.
Equipment needed for individual disciplines ranges from bars, vaults and pommel horses to ropes, rings, beams and trampolines.
During gymnastics training, you will also need tumbling aids, work stations, mats, barbells and dumbbells, barbells, and the specific equipment that was mentioned above.
Coordination, agility, muscle strength and body control are essential to successfully perform any discipline and to avoid getting injured. This can only be obtained by intensive training.
You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.
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