Mind Over Matter: Mental Blocks

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Gymnastics is a fun sport. It is thrilling, an adrenaline rush, and being a gymnast is something that makes life exciting. At the same time though, gymnastics can be a scary, dangerous sport. At anytime a mental block can form, and sometimes it could be the end of gymnastics for a gymnast. But I hope that if anyone reading this … Read More

Gymnastics and Cheerleading: What is the Difference?

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Throughout my life, I have heard that cheerleading is not a sport. When you hear the word “cheerleading”, what comes to mind? Pom-poms? Cheers? Football? Of course all of those things are affiliated with cheerleading, but would you ever think of gymnastics? That’s right! Many people actually talk about the two like they are the same. Cheerleading does consist of … Read More

An Open Letter to my Gymnast: Thank You

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Dear my Little Gymnast, I cannot believe how fast you are advancing and how fast you are growing up. It feels like yesterday when I used to carry you on my hip, or when your entire little hand could only wrap around my finger. I remember when you would try to do little summersaults on the couch, and when you … Read More

Rips, What You Need to Know

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Photo Credit: Grand Forks Air Force Base Gymnastics Whether you have a gymnast, are a gymnast, or are interested in getting your child into gymnastics, there is one thing you will need to expect. Rips. What is a rip? A rip is something that is bound to happen in the sport of gymnastics. When a rip happens, the skin on the … Read More

Gymnastics Grips Buying Guide

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So your little gymnast is getting together everything she/he needs to be the best gymnast she can be but- OH NO! You forgot something that is actually important…Grips! What are Gymnastics Grips? Your gymnast will typically wear their grips while working with Uneven Bars (female) and on the High Bar and Still Rings (male). Your gymnast will wear their grips … Read More

10 Things Only Gymnastics Coaches Understand

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Life as a Gymnastics Coach If you are a parent of a gymnast, a retired gymnast wanting to coach, or someone new to the sport but are interested in coaching, it might be helpful to understand what a coach does. Coaching gymnastics is probably one of the most rewardable jobs to do. A coach is almost like a second parent … Read More

Things Only Gymnast’s Dads Understand

I will never forget the first gymnastics meet I ever went to: sparkly leos running around everywhere, different colored artificial roses to give to your gymnast, lines of gymnasts stretching, racks of GK leos being sold, the moms wearing team shirts to support their little one, different pins that state gymnastics levels, and of course- the excitement within the dads. … Read More

Understanding Uneven Bars in Gymnastics

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If you have a little gymnast who is wanting to start the wonderful sport of gymnastics, you might want to know what that will entail. First off, there are four events; the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Knowing about the events might be helpful for you as a parent. You could help explain to your new gymnast … Read More

Meet Season is Here, What Camera to Use?

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Hooray! Your little gymnast’s meet season is finally here and she is super excited to compete against other teams. Your gymnast has been practicing all year round just for meet season and as one of her biggest fans; you have to decide which camera is perfect for capturing all her breathtaking moves. Luckily, I am here to tell you which … Read More

Which Gymnastics Bars is Best For Home Practice

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Having a gymnast in your household means that even if they just finished a three-hour practice, they will still be flipping throughout the house. So why not get them equipment to help their gymnastics? If your gymnast is asking for a bar for their birthday or Christmas, you may want to know the best place to buy one. Things to … Read More