Showcasing agility, physical strength, flexibility, power, control, grace and coordination through complex exercises and routines is what gymnastics is made up of. Gymnasts from the world over participate in numerous gymnastics competitions. Participating and performing on an international level requires multiple hours of training every single day. Enhancing precision and flexibility is the common aim of gymnasts. Absence of precision and flexibility causes accidents like collisions and falls.
Gymnastics is thrilling and rewarding for a gymnast. Poses, routines and exercises well delivered give gymnasts an adrenaline rush. Execution of such complex moves is only possible when a gymnast is physically fit and takes protective measures to prevent life threatening accidents.
Proper safety measures include wearing the right leotard, grooming hair well, using chalk to combat sweaty palms and not wearing shoes inside the gym. Also conducting a proper equipment check that is, evaluating beams, rings and bars before starting an exercise or a routine ensures additional safety. A gymnast should only practice under supervision; this ensures that in case of an accident he or she will receive immediate medical attention. The number one safety priority for a gymnast is the use of the right mat. Using a perfect gymnastic mat is the best possible option for gymnasts.
Paneled mats, crash mats, tumbling mats, rectangular mats, beam mats, landing mats and wedge mats are the most commonly used mats. Different mats are used for different purposes. Few mats are used over beams and stools while other mats are positioned on the floor. Length and thickness of a mat depends on its purpose.