Gymnastics was introduced in early Greek civilization. It was developed in ancient Greece, in Sparta and Athens, to prepare men for war. Activities like running and jumping, discus throwing and wrestling were use for preparing the young Greek men. All these activities helped develop the muscles. Later, the term was applied in Greece to all the activities practised by athletes. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, known as the ‘father of gymnastics’, introduced the horizontal bar, parallel bars, balance beam, side horse with pommels, ladder and vaulting horse.