Why Aerobic Gymnastics

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Aerobic Gymnastics emphasizes the ability to perform continuous, complex, and high-intensity movement patterns to music, which originate from traditional aerobic exercises. The routine must demonstrate continuous movement, flexibility, strength, and the utilization of the seven basic Aerobic steps, all perfectly executed and including different elements of difficulty.

Aerobics has not only been a great form of physical training for the general public since the end of the 1980s, but also a top-level competitive sport.

Aerobic Gymnastics presents dynamic moves, strength, flexibility, coordination, and musicality in a routine, lasting a little more than 1 minute.

The different categories are Individuals Men, Individuals Women’s, Mixed Pairs, Trios, and Groups (of 5 gymnasts). The routine is performed on a 7 x 7 m area (for age group competitors), and on a 10 x 10 m area for Juniors and Seniors. In 2011, the International Federation decided to include Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step in the World Championships program, since Sofia in 2012.

The best routine must show clean and balanced movements with perfect technique. The routine must include at least one element from the 4 groups which present dynamic strength (push-ups), static strength (presses and planks), jumps/leaps, and flexibility/balance (like splits).

The athlete must also demonstrate combinations of aerobic movement patterns with arms and feet, including the seven basic aerobic steps: March, Jog, Skip, Knee Lift, Kick, Jack, and Lunge.