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There is a one-minute time limit for this event. The competitor starts in the ‘elevated’ push-up position. The body must be perfectly straight, head facing forward. On the command of “go”, the child starts going to the down position by bending at the elbows. Once the chest touches the ground, without resting on the ground, the child then proceeds back up to the starting position. If the child bounces off the floor to gain momentum in an effort to get back to the up position, no point is awarded. A child may not have their knees touch the ground. Again, if this occurs, no point is awarded. A child may rest at any time. On the command of “switch”, the child proceeds to the next exercise. The animations above show the correct form of a push-up.
There is a one-minute time limit on this event. They may rest at any time. A curl-up is a sit-up with the arms crossed in front. The child starts by laying on the mat, knees bent, and arms crossed in front. The child raises up and forward until their chest touches their raised (bent) knees. Once this occurs, the child must then go back to the starting position. A child may have a partner hold their feet in place if they would like. On the command of “switch”, the child proceeds to the next exercise. The above animations show a male and female performing a sit-up. Remember, a curl-up is a sit-up with the hands crossed in front.
There is a one-minute time limit on this event. The competitor starts by hanging on the bar with arms fully extended, feet not touching ground. The hands grab the bar with the palms facing in. The child must pull up until the chin is slightly above the bar. Once this is accomplished, the child must then go back down to the starting position. The child may not push off any walls, nor swing their legs or arms in an effort to build momentum back up. The child may stop at any time by standing on the mat below the bar. The male in the animation is showing a pull-up, while the female animation is showing a chin-up.