"Gymnastics" is the general term for all gymnastics items, not the name of which item. According to the purpose and task, gymnastics can be divided into basic gymnastics and competitive gymnastics two categories. Basic gymnastics refers to the action and technology are relatively simple type of gymnastics, its main purpose, the task is to keep fit and cultivate a good physical posture, it faces the main target is the broad masses of the people, the most common broadcast gymnastics And for the prevention and treatment of various occupational diseases gymnastics. However, life refers to the gymnastics generally habitual means in gymnastics mats to complete the competitive gymnastics.
Competitive gymnastics can be seen literally, is in the game to win, get excellent results, medals for the main purpose of a class of gymnastics . This kind of gymnastics action is difficult, technical complexity, there is a certain degree of thrilling, engaged in this type of gymnastics training is mainly athletes. At present, competitive gymnastics, including gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, aerobics, skills, trampoline five sports. Among them, the athletic gymnastics men's projects are free gymnastics, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar six, women's projects are vault, uneven bars, balance beam, free gymnastics four. As the history of gymnastics the longest, it can be said that competitive gymnastics in the "Big Brother", so now people are often used to "gymnastics" to call "competitive gymnastics."