RESEARCHES ON PHYSICAL TRAINING OF GYMNASTS AGED 9-10 YEARS
Artistic gymnastics exercises requires a corresponding development of the strength, mobility and flexibility, a suitable speed, with an emphasis on speed of response and execution, specific resistance and good coordination and skill. The aim of the research is continuous improvement of training for gymnasts aged 9-10 years through specific means of athletics in order to obtain superior results over a yearly cycle of training. Athletic drills are used both in the preparatory part of the lesson as a means of warmup, gearing up in the effort, as well as to the development of motor skills. The research was carried out on a number of 22 gymnasts aged from 9-10 years of the 2 clubs in Bucharest. The experiment lasted for 1 year, during which have been applied to the training means suggested for the experiment. At the end of the experiment, both groups investigated and improved, but experimental performance group has achieved increases with higher values of 1.5-2 times than the control group.