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Old 09-30-2003, 08:26 AM   #1
Robert Wolf
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Hi Roger!

What is a good functional bodyweight for an athlete 5'9" with regards to gymnastics? I know this is somewhat event depandant...lets say specializing in the floor routine.

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Old 09-30-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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It actually varies quite a bit even within a given an event. It kinda depends on the focus of the routine, the athletes composition (quick twitch musculature) and such. A rough number for a 5.9" male gymnast would probably be around 145-155. I realize that's a broad range. Lighter in general is better, but not at the sacrifice of strength. BTW 5.9" is huge for an elite gymnast. Oh, I'm 5'11" and 180 so I'm considered way to big for gymnastics. Then again I've known a few guys in the 6'4" range that did pretty well.
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