Many kids dream of being professional gymnasts, even from an early age. But they simply do not know what it really takes to get to that level. The elite gymnasts that they see participating in competitions may seem glamorous and may make the sport look easy. But success comes from a lot of hard work and intense training. This introduction to gymnastics explains many of the aspects of training and exercise that are needed to become good at the sport. A young person who uses this information to become stronger and more flexible should be more likely to acquire the skills necessary to advance in gymnastics. If your child seems truly interested, you as the parent can let him or her read "e;Gymnastics: Mastering the Art of Flexibility."e; Or read it yourself so you can explain the types and level of training that is required and the dedication that it takes to succeed in the sport. Topics covered include these: - What Is Gymnastics- A Brief History - What Are the Types of Apparatus Used In Gymnastics? - What Are the Basics of Gymnastics Training? - What Is Physical Gymnastics Training? - What Is Gymnastics Strength Training? - What Is Endurance Training for Physical Gymnastics? - What Are the Best Foods to Optimize a Gymnast's Performance?