Folding Gymnastics Mats
Folding gymnastics mats is an easy thing to do. It takes a few points to get them put away without hurting yourself. Folding gymnastics mats takes some strength as well. They tend to be very heavy. It is simple to do though if you follow these steps to get that heavy gymnastics mat put away.
- First disconnect the side fasteners. Unhook them in order to fold the mats. Look for the folds in the mat. This is where you fold the mat naturally. Folding gymnastics mats the right way helps maintain their longevity. If you fold them wrong they will eventually tear.
- Next, kneel down to the level of the mat. Then grab the first section of the mat. Lift that part of the mat towards the middle of the mat. Do so carefully. Be sure to lift with your knees bent as you rise in order to protect your back. This will protect your back.
- Repeat this process with the two folded parts of the mat. Lift that with your knees bent towards the last part of the gymnastics mat. Folding gymnastics mats is that easy. Normally, if you go with the natural fold lines of the mat you can get the gymnastics mats easily folded without straining yourself.
- The last portion can be a bit trickier to fold without hurting yourself. This time you have to put some "back into it" without hurting your back. Grab the folded part of the gymnastics mat with both hands with one exception. This time you are going to have your legs bent and your shoulders have to be used if you are going to get that heavy gymnastics mat folded. Now fold that last part over carefully. You may have to let it fall into itself a bit. That's alright because it will help protect your back while stile getting the gymnastics mat folded.