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❶It is either performed with one leg on the floor or while the body is in a handstand on the floor, balance beam or bars.


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The structure of a gymnastics routine. Each individual movement or skill is a building block; the arrangement of the moves in the exercise is called the composition of the routine. Deduction.

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