A graph plotting the level of intensity with the 5 senses while at Gymnastics Practice for an hour.
Taste [30%] : The only taste I actually get is the sweat coming down from my forehead. Occasionally, I will taste the chalk in the air from the different events.
Sight [90%] : Sight is intense because in order to master the skills we need to use our sight to see what needs to be achieved. The reason it’s at 90 is because when I thought of the practice, I do not watch myself perform but others instead and only sometimes are things “intense.” I see these tricks over and over again each day but it becomes intense if it has been achieved, it is new and is just being taught, or if someone falls and injures themselves which is not as often in our gym than in others.
Sound [80%] : The coaches are constantly yelling at the gymnasts while doing routines reminding them of the small things such as tucking heads in, pointing toes or “tapping” in order to get over the bar. The sound is normally not too intense because the reminders are coming from near the performer, although, the sound is loud which makes me think that it is intense.
Smell [70%] : Athletes are naturally smelly after and during work out. The smell of the gym is not very nice easy. It is a mixture of sweat and chalk. The intensity of the smell of the gym is high though the smell of the gymnast is not as high only because we wear deodorant. Also, it is not normal for you to be so close to another gymnast so it is not easy to smell the person next to you.
Touch [100%] : Gymnastics is all about touch. In the gym, every part of your body touches somewhere. No matter where you are, vault, bars, beam or floor you will feel different textures on your feet or your hand or wherever; it is at 100 percent because of that.