Over half a million people in the United States participate in gymnastics, making it an extremely popular sport. The risks of injury, however, are high. This easy-to-read guide will teach you ways to keep gymnastics safe through procedures such as equipment safety checks and comprehensive warm-up routines before exercise. This book includes information on: • Rehabilitating sprained ankles and wrists. • Maintaining focus at competitions. • Exercises used to strengthen damaged limbs or joints. • Warning signs of wear-and-tear injuries. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
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