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|Title: ||The perfect elite gymnast, does he exist? A systematic review|
|Authors: ||Visscher, Chris|
Louer, Lisa E. A. M.
Elferink-Gemser, Marije T.
Faculdade de Ciências do Desporto e Educação Física da Universidade de Coimbra, ed. lit.
|Keywords: ||Artistic gymnastics|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|location : ||Local:Coimbra|
|Abstract: ||Res:The aim of this review was to create an all-round profile of the elite artistic gymnast.
Therefore, an extended literature search was performed in PubMed and PsycINFO
databases. The main inclusion criteria were that the content of the article was about
artistic gymnastics and that the gymnasts were of elite level and senior age. The extended
literature search resulted in a total number of 22 articles, which were split up
into 2 domains: the physical domain included 13 articles and the psychological domain
included 9 articles. Results of the physical domain showed that the elite gymnast is
small and has a low body mass, an athletic posture, a good postural control and balance
and a high explosive muscular performance. Results of the psychological domain
showed that the elite gymnast has a high intrinsic and achievement motivation, good
concentration and confidence, strives for perfection and excellence and uses psychological
strategies. These characteristics seem to be important for an elite gymnast
although it is not clear yet which characteristics are most important, neither is the
relation of the several characteristics to each other.|
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