Table 1

 Background and training data for team gymnasts in the Swedish Cup (n = 188)

Junior team gymnastsSenior team gymnasts
Female (n = 60)Male (n = 21)Female (n = 78)Male (n = 29)
Values are mean (SD) or *median (range).
Age (years)15.4 (1.2)14.5 (1.1)18.9 (2.8)21.2 (2.9)
Height (cm)162.4 (6.7)166.6 (10.4)161.5 (5.0)176.8 (4.6)
Weight (kg)51.6 (6.5)55.0 (11.5)52.9 (5.9)70.1 (6.6)
Body mass index (kg/m2)19.5 (1.6)19.8 (1.9)20.3 (1.7)22.4 (1.4)
Gymnastics experience (years)*7 to 9 (1 to 15)7 to 9 (1 to 12)10 to 12 (7 to 15)13 to 15 (4 to 15)
Training sessions/week3.7 (0.7)3.6 (0.9)3.5 (0.6)3.5 (0.6)
Training hours/week*7 to 9 (1 to 15)7 to 9 (1 to 15)7 to 9 (4 to 15)7 to 9 (4 to 12)
Tumbling sessions/week2.7 (0.8)3.0 (0.8)2.7 (0.9)2.2 (0.8)
Trampette sessions/week2.7 (0.9)3.0 (0.9)2.7 (0.8)2.4 (0.9)
Floor programme sessions/week1.9 (1.0)2.1 (1.1)2.3 (1.0)1.6 (0.8)
Strength training sessions/week2.9 (1.1)2.7 (1.1)2.2 (1.3)2.7 (1.2)
Warming up (min)*20 (5 to 20)15 (5 to 20)15 (5 to 20)15 (10 to 20)
Stretch (min)*10 (5 to 15)10 (5 to 15)10 (5 to 15)10 (5 to 15)