What are they for?

Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the most beautiful disciplines in sport, the development of routines and the physical effort involved are admirable. However, nothing would be the same, if those who practice it did not use well the devices that are part of this. 

But what are these devices? What are they for? Here from Gymnastics Camp we invite you to continue reading so as not to miss any details about this wonderful sport.

The hoop

The ring is the first device that we are going to see, its minimum weight has to be 300 grams, it can be made of wood or plastic and it has to have a diameter between 80 and 90 centimeters. With this device, gymnasts can make movements such as: throws, displacements, jumps, transfers and turns.

The rope

The rope, which is made of synthetic material, has in its two ends plastic handles to protect the hands of gymnasts, its length depends on the height and serves to make turns, blows, jumps and throws. 

The ball 

This is a plastic or rubber ball, minimum 400 grams and has a diameter between 18 and 20 centimeters; it is part of the routines of gymnasts, with the curiosity that the ball can not stay still, that is, the gymnast has to have it with a continuous movement and with it has can perform movements, launches, boats, bearings, rotations, among others. 

The clubs

This device has a bottle-like shape and is divided into three parts: the head, neck and body; these measure between 40 and 50 centimeters and weigh not less than 150 grams. They serve to make movements such as windlasses, turns, throws, among others; it is a recommended exercise for ambidextrous, since it is easy to handle in routines. 

The tape

It is a device that is divided into two parts: the tape and the stylus; the first can reach a length of up to 6 meters, while the stylus, which is where the tape is grabbed, only has a maximum length of 60 centimeters. With the tape, gymnasts can perform movements and figures in the air, without a doubt, one of the most showy devices for spectators.

These are the devices that make rhythmic gymnastics a dynamic, complex but elegant sport. Full of skill and mastery, both physically and with the devices that complement it.